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Johnson up for survival battle

Roger Johnson is delighted to have joined West Ham and is looking forward to the 'massive challenge' of helping to keep his new side in the Premier League.

The 30-year-old has joined the injury-depleted Hammers from Wolves for the remainder of the season.

Johnson, who has recently been on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, suffered two relegations at Wolves and he is delighted to be given the chance to prove his worth in the Premier League once again.

He said: "The fight for league status and the chance to prove I can play at this level is a massive challenge - and I'm bang up for it.

No way

"The Premier League is what it's all about and there was no way I was going to turn it down.

"Everyone knows my time at Wolves wasn't ideal, so to get another opportunity in the Premier League is great."

Johnson could make his debut in Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Manchester City.

He is no stranger to high-pressure cup games, having won the competition with Birmingham City back in 2011.

He told West Ham TV: "It's a massive game, I did look at the fixtures and after speaking to a few people they told me that I if I did sign that would be my first game, so hopefully I'll be in the team.

"If not, I'll be on the bench and if I come on I'll try and do what I can to get the club into the final."