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Glen Johnson | Defensemen | #8

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 187

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With Moritz Bauer having taken Johnson's starting spot under Paul Lambert, it seems unlikely that Johnson's return to training will have a significant impact on the manager's thinking for this weekend.
Moritz Bauer has been a nice find since coming to the Premier League in January. He hasn't been a revelation but he's been a healthy, capable right back which is something that the Potters have lacked since Glen Johnson's arrival as the presumptive starter. Johnson has struggled to stay healthy and has forced makeshift answers including Geoff Cameron and Mame Biram Diouf neither of whom has played much right back heretofore in their careers. Look for Johnson to play no more than a role on the bench this weekend if he is healthy enough for that as Bauer continues his run of starts. Apr 20 - 4:52 PM

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It has been an on-again, off-again (but mostly off-again) season for Glen Johnson but he is back from a knee injury and could feature in Paul Lambert's debut as Stoke City manager.

Johnson last featured in late-October and that was only a 58 minute attempt to return after missing out on the previous three weeks. Overall, he has only managed to start two Premier League matches out of the first 23 and come off the bench in a further one. Given the Potters' lack of a proven alternative at right back, the presence of a Premier League veteran is, at the very least, some insurance against the development of newly arrived Moritz Bauer. Who Paul Lambert ultimately favors remains to be seen but Bauer's initial participation has been more down to lack of alternatives rather than him making the spot his own.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 19 - 11:58 AM

Glen Johnson will miss Stoke City's trip to Turf Moor as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

With Glen Johnson still on the mend with a knee injury, Mark Hughes turned to youngster Thomas Edwards against Spurs over the weekend. The results were not good as the Potters conceded five goals. With Johnson still out for the mid-week match against Burnley, Hughes will either have to field Edwards again or revert to Mame Biram Diouf as a wingback again after moving him further forward at Wembley. Either way, the score is unlikely to be as lopsided against the Clarets due to their style of play but conceding even one may be more than the Potters can afford to concede at Turf Moor.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Glen Johnson will not face Leicester City on Saturday due to the lingering effects of a shoulder injury.

The Potters are mostly healthy at this point outside of long-term absentee Jack Butland, frequently (and again) injured Xherdan Shaqiri, and increasingly fragile Glen Johnson. Johnson's absence means two things. In the short term it means that Phil Bardsley will get another start. In the longer term, it means that Mark Hughes should be shopping for a new right back over the summer either to improve depth or to replace Johnson as a starter since he hasn't been as reliable as a club with limited depth would have hoped for.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Stoke City's defensive problems are only continuing to mount with the club set to check on Glen Johnson and Marc Muniesa.

Versatile defender Geoff Cameron is set to miss a few more weeks after missing the last month with a knee injury while Phil Bardsley is also recovering from injury. Meanwhile, Ryan Shawcross is hoping he can return to face Southampton on Tuesday, but his return could be dampened by the loss of Muniesa and Johnson. Said manager Mark Hughes: "We have a few bumps from the weekend. Marc Muniesa got a bang on the knee. Glen Johnson has an infection in his eye at the moment. Ryan Shawcross and Jonathan Walters have been training outside today whether they join in with the others tomorrow we don't know yet."
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:04:00 PM

It looks like it's back to Phil Bardsley as Glen Johnson has picked up a thigh injury soon after returning from a knee injury that kept him out early.

The Potters have been a disaster early in the season and that doesn't look to be changing soon as Johnson will be absent again for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Phil Bardsley has deputized for Johnson but shouldn't be considered a viable contender for fantasy purposes.
Source: @BenDinnery
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 08:00:00 AM

Glen Johnson is expected to be available for Stoke City’s next Premier League game, despite his withdrawal from the England group on Tuesday.

Johnson was a surprise inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s first Three Lions squad but the Potters full-back, who has endured a difficult calendar year through injury, will not be available after suffering a ‘minor’ knee problem at Old Trafford on Sunday. The 32-year-old has made just three Premier League starts since mid-February, after Johnson suffered a serious knee ligament strain at Bournemouth. However, this latest setback is not related and he should return to face Hull City in game week eight. Burnley central defender Michael Keane has been called into the senior squad as his replacement following a string of impressive top flight performances.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Glen Johnson has resumed training with Stoke City and maybe rushed back into the starting eleven after some disastrous defensive efforts by the club during the first four weeks.

Glen Johnson, more of an attacking right back than a defense-minded one, has rarely been known as a defensive savior in his time as a professional. Such is the depth of Stoke City's early-season struggles that Johnson may find himself cast in exactly that role against Crystal Palace in Week 5. Whether it be as an improvement in the ability of the back four to hold off their opponents or a spark to the attack, Hughes can hardly do worse than what he's seen from his side so far this season.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 11:07:00 AM

Glen Johnson felt a "twinge" in his knee that will keep him out of Stoke City's Week 2 match-up with Manchester City at the Britannia.

Johnson, who had resumed training ahead of Week 2, apparently felt a twinge and Mark Hughes determined that the best course of action was a little more rest with training delayed until this coming Monday. That would presumably put Johnson on track to face Everton in Week 3 at Goodison Park. Phil Bardsley deputized last weekend at right back and is the obvious choice to do so again.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:15:00 AM

Glen Johnson could miss Saturday’s opener at Middlesbrough as Mark Hughes carefully manages his full-back following an injury-plagued calendar year.

Johnson last played competitively back in February, when a knee ligament injury ended his season early. However, the defender returned fully refreshed for preseason, featuring in the club’s first three friendlies before a thigh strain sent Johnson back to the treatment room. "He is the only real doubt we have," confirmed Hughes. "He has an injury that we need to be careful with because if we rush him back then he could re-injure it. If he comes through [training on Friday] then he has a chance, but the likelihood is that we will err on the side of caution." Elsewhere, Marko Arnautovic has recovered from a tight hamstring while Xherdan Shaqiri is over the knock which forced him off in Germany last weekend. Jonathan Walters has "looked good" after joining the group late following his involvement at the Euros.
Source: The Express
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Glen Johnson is fit again and it sounds likely that he will be available for the Potters match against the Hammers to close out the season.

Johnson has been injured since February and that injury has been symptomatic of the overall defensive injury crisis at Stoke City over the second half of the season. Johnson, Shawcross, Muniesa, Wilson and Pieters have been injured and/or suspended for significant chunks of the second half and the Potters have fallen off the pace accordingly. With West Ham still challenging for the Europa League next season, Johnson is a tough player to pick this weekend for fantasy purposes. Evaluating the Potters' defense going into the summer is equally difficult given the inconsistent line-ups over the past three-plus months.
Fri, May 13, 2016 03:28:00 PM

Stoke City have been plunged into a defensive crisis following the loss of Glen Johnson and Marc Muniesa to injury on Saturday.

Muniesa failed to appear for the second half after tweaking his hamstring during the opening forty-five. Although the Spaniard will need a scan, Mark Hughes didn’t appear overly concerned post-match, revealing that Muniesa could return within 10-12 days. Fortunately, the Potters have a two week break after Crystal Palace dumped Stoke out of the FA Cup 4th round in January. However, the loss of Johnson will be a worry. Teammate Philipp Wollscheid accidentally landed on the full-back following a penalty box clearance and Johnson limped off with suspected knee ligament damage: "It looks like a long time out," Hughes said. The pair join Marc Wilson, Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron in the treatment room and the Welsh boss will be hoping the break in Premier League proceedings will allow some of his walked wounded to recover before game week twenty-seven.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 02:09:00 PM

Glen Johnson has reportedly shaken off his groin injury and should be available for Mark Hughes as the Potters meet Leicester City in Week 6.

Even if Johnson wasn't good enough at Liverpool he is far and away Stoke City's best answer at right back. Most of the other options are decidedly second rate or are utility defenders who aren't necessarily right backs by trade. The Potters certainly gain more going forward from Johnson than they do at the back and that could be a worry with Marc Albrighton looking to exploit the right side of the Stoke City defense. Hughes will hope that Johnson's potential as an attacker can force Albrighton to stay a little closer to home as a form of muting his potential as a creator.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Mark Hughes will be hoping that the international break will provide enough time for full-back Glenn Johnson to recover from injury with a trip to the Emirates in game week five.

Johnson has started all four PL games since joining the Potters during the summer following his release from Liverpool and the former England international has been a solid performer on the right-hand side. Following injuries to skipper Ryan Shawcross [back] and Marc Wilson [ankle], Hughes has been forced into playing an unfamiliar back four and despite results Stoke have been playing well. Their two defeats [this season] came at the hands of a Philipp Coutinho wonder strike [Liverpool] and West Brom having been reduced to 9-men. Geoff Cameron could move across if Johnson fails to recover in time with either Wollscheid or Wilson coming in centrally.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Mark Hughes has confirmed the signing of Glen Johnson by Stoke City.

Stoke City have completed a number of moves in the past week and Glen Johnson signing with them is a solid addition to their defense. WIth Hughes now reporting the deal as done, we feel even better about Stoke's summer moves. We analyzed what this moves means for both Glen Johnson and Stoke City at the link below.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 06:55:00 AM