Johnson prolongs Owls stay
Johnson stays, Kavanagh to leave, Wood injured
By James Dall. Last Updated: October 24, 2007 5:16pm
Johnson: Loan extension
Derby County defender Michael Johnson has extended his loan at Sheffield Wednesday.
The 34-year-old joined the Championship side in September and his stay at Hillsborough has now been prolonged until 27th November.
Johnson has made six starts since his move from Derby, and Owls boss Brian Laws has spoken of his delight at extending the veteran's services.
"We are delighted that Michael Johnson has decided to stay with us for another month," he told the club's official website.
"He has brought plenty of experience and knowledge to our defence and has helped our younger players."
Meanwhile, Laws is set to lose Graham Kavanagh after Sunderland denied a request of an an extension.
Kavanagh will return to Wearside after Saturday's match against Blackpool, and Laws has thanked him for his sturdy displays.
He said: "I am disappointed that Graham will not be able to stay with us but I am grateful to him for the service he has given Sheffield Wednesday."
Wednesday have been dealt further bad news after discovering that defender Richard Wood is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Wood was stretchered off during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Scunthorpe, and Owls physio Mark Palmer has confirmed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder.
"Richard had a dislocated shoulder. He will see a specialist in the next few days and then have an MRI scan to assess the extent of the damage," he said.