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Johnson keeping options open

Jermaine Johnson is willing to consider all options available to him after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

The Jamaican international confirmed earlier this week he was leaving Hillsborough after seeing out his contract.

Johnson, who made over 200 appearances for Wednesday during his seven years in South Yorkshire, admits it was a tough decision to leave Hillsborough, but feels it is the right time for a new challenge.

"It was a big decision for me to leave Sheffield Wednesday, but I feel it is time to move on," Johnson told Sky Sports.

"My time at Sheffield Wednesday has been one of the best times I have had in football and I really enjoyed it there.

"I have to thank the fans for all their support, but I think it is time I find a new challenge."

A number of clubs are thought to have expressed an interest in signing Johnson on a free transfer and the former Bolton and Bradford winger admits he hopes to stay in England.

"I believe there has been some interest from a few clubs about signing me, but I will leave that all up to my agent," added Johnson.

"Of course I want to stay in England as I love playing here and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will soon fix myself up with a new club."

Johnson, who played for Bolton in the Premier League, insists he still has a lot to offer and hopes to play at the highest level possible.

"I have lot of experience having played in the Premier League with Bolton and also having won over 70 caps for Jamaica," continued Johnson.

"I still feel I have a lot to offer to a new club and I am feeling as fit as I have ever been.

"I want to play at the highest level possible and I will now see what offers come my way before making a decision on my future."