Talbot slams Johnson
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Oldham boss Brian Talbot has blasted Jermaine Johnson's attitude.Oldham boss Brian Talbot has blasted Jermaine Johnson's attitude for the reason he wants him to leave the club.
The Jamaica international signed a one-year contract last summer, but The Latics are offering to pay off the remaining months on his deal so that he can leave in January.
Talbot says that he was forced into the decision to let Johnson go because of the striker's attitude, which he found unacceptable.
"JJ is a good player and I know people like him, but we've been having problems with him," Talbot told the Oldham Evening Chronicle.
"We've given him time off and he has come back late. He has gone on international duty and missed the next club game.
"If you pay someone a decent wage, you expect a decent day's work in return, and you also expect 100 percent commitment.
"JJ is a law unto himself and I'm not going to put up with that from anyone.
"He isn't a bad lad, but he needs shock treatment. I won't accept half measures.
"Maybe something like this will help the lad come to his senses, which I hope he does because he's talented.
"Supporters might think I'm brash in what I say, but I'm just being honest. This is in the best interests of the club."