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JJ Set For Derby Start

JJ Set For Derby Start

Wednesday's jet-heeled attacker Jermaine Johnson is all set to get the green light to start the huge Steel City derby clash against Sheffield United on Sunday.

The Jamaican's fitness will come under assessment by Owls boss Alan Irvine during training this week but he's expected to get the nod for the Hillsborough dual.

Johnson returned to action as a striker in Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough at the weekend after making a substitute appearance at QPR on his return back from injury.

It's unknown whether he'll start up front or in his regular position on the wing.

But his presence will be a big boost for a Wednesday side that are desperate for victory over the Blades - not only for bragging rights but also for three crucial points in the battle against relegation from the Championship.

Irvine said that: 'We will assess him, but thankfully he doesn't seem to be injured, he's only tight after playing the full 90 minutes.'

Johnson's fitness test could prove even more crucial give the fact that there are also doubts over Leon Clarke's fitness ahead of the clash.

The former Wolves man missed out at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday after picking up an injury in the pre-match warm-up and he'll face a late fitness test of his own ahead of the derby clash.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday April 13 2010
Time: 6:27PM

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Comments

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start him on right can cause problems from that area of the pitch.
beverley owl
13/04/2010 19:36:00
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he can cause problems whether he plays upfront or on the wing. Id like to see him play him on the right and start varney and jeffers up-front. Jeffers gets 90minutes and he wil be able to provide the goals if he gets service, JJ will give him the service from the right. don to boden,gray,soares or esajas to give him some from the left.
SWFC_LUKE
13/04/2010 20:26:00
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he can cause problems whether he plays upfront or on the wing. Id like to see him play him on the right and start varney and jeffers up-front. Jeffers gets 90minutes and he wil be able to provide the goals if he gets service, JJ will give him the service from the right. don to boden,gray,soares or esajas to give him some from the left.
SWFC_LUKE
13/04/2010 20:28:00
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Lets just get it on. JJ supplying and the others banging them in. I know we're struggling at the mo to put it in the back of the net. Maybe playing on a Sunday will bring us a bit more luck. COME ON WEDNESDAY !!!!!!!!!!1
PenrithOwl
14/04/2010 02:10:00
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jet-heeled.
Carbone's Padawan
14/04/2010 10:26:00
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A few of the players took part in the soccer camp morning session today. JJ had all the kids chasing after him trying to get the ball, my son says he runs faster than I drive. Tudgay and Grant played in my son's game, he said Tudgay scored a rocket past Grant into the top corner. The kids absolutely loved the day.
doitforlove
14/04/2010 20:59:00
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so proud of the blades for giving up their shirt sponsor for the day and replacing it with the childrens hospital. Just shows what a good family run club we are..a great justure that will have costs us a lot financially to ditch our main sponsor for a big televised game. well done united!! now go and get those 3 points and help send em down!!
bladesforlife1889
14/04/2010 22:04:00
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A)its not a televised game, you moron. B)I doubt one game will have any financial implications as teams are payed for their sponsorship for the season, you moron. C)we've had the childrens hospital as our sponsor all season, despite our terrible financial situation, you moron. (D) you are a *****ing moron, now go and play with traffic.
ozzietheowl
14/04/2010 22:30:00
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Totally agree ozzie.
PenrithOwl
15/04/2010 02:45:00
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Great gesture giving up shirt sponsor for one day......we're doing it for at least two seasons because thats what true community clubs do, support the community. 3 Points Sunday will go a long way to ensuring championship football next season and blow Utd's faltering play-off charge, double incentive!! With the premiership parachutes payments stopping after this season Utd are well in the *****e not going up ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
sussexowl
15/04/2010 09:53:00
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