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Pride of Hillsborough

17 September 2013


Reda Johnson has spoken of his pride having been appointed stand-in skipper in the absence of long term absentee Anthony Gardner.


Johnson wore the armband for the first time on Saturday against Yeovil after Gardner was ruled out for around four months following the Achilles injury sustained at Middlesbrough.


And the Benin international believes the award reflects his commitment to Wednesday.


He said: “I am very happy to be given the captain’s armband because I love this club and I love playing for Sheffield Wednesday.


“It shows the confidence the gaffer has in me. But I am here working hard for the team with or without the armband.


“I hope the manager has given me the responsibly because he can see that I always give 100 per cent and I may have my bad days on the pitch, like everyone, I am always trying my best, giving it everything and fighting for the club.

“I am very proud to be captain Sheffield Wednesday but I will never forget that my captain is Anthony Gardner and the whole team hopes he comes back soon.”


Johnson is set to lead the Owls on Saturday at St Andrews with both his side and Birmingham looking to kickstart their campaigns.


And Reda insists there is ground for optimism given Wednesday’s recent run of resistance.


He added: “It did feel like we lost two points against Yeovil at the weekend but we must remember that we have not lost for four games now. That is very important.


“Now we need to push for that win. We need a win for our confidence and for our fans who support us so well like they did last Saturday and will do against this Saturday.”

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