Date: 16th September 2013 at 12:39pm
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Wednesday have completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Roger Johnson on a three-month loan deal.

The 30-year-old suffered relegation from the Championship with Wolves last season but has Premier League experience with Birmingham City and Owls boss Dave Jones knows the player well after buying him for Cardiff City.

Johnson’s arrival is timely with Owls skipper Anthony Gardner recently sidelined for a number of months and Jones believes Wednesday have captured a top talent.

“We are pleased that Roger is here because he is a fantastic talent,’ he said.

“I know the lad well, he did fantastic for me at Cardiff, he is a very good player and we have been given the opportunity to bring him here and we are grateful for that.

“He knows what my principles are and what I expect from my players and he`ll know he`ll have to fight for his place.

“We have got a very, very good player, he has the stage here to perform and it`s up to him to go out and there take this opportunity.”

The former Wycombe Wanderers product has suffered three straight relegations, with Birmingham from the top flight and then back-to-back relegations with Wolves and has not been part of Kenny Jackett’s plans this season.

Johnson has penned a loan deal at Hillsborough until January 2014 and is expected to go straight into the squad for Saturday’s trip to his former club Birmingham.