West Ham sign Johnson on loan

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 07, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

London: Premier League strugglers West Ham said Monday they`d signed Wolverhampton defender Roger Johnson on loan for the rest of the season.

Johnson`s arrival is timely with West Ham, second bottom in the table, currently without centre-backs Winston Reid, James Collins and James Tomkins due to injury.

The 30-year-old Johnson, who spent the first half of the season at second tier Sheffield Wednesday, is available for the Hammers` League Cup semi-final first leg clash at Manchester City on Wednesday.