Roger Johnson has admitted that he would like to permanently move to Premier League outfit West Ham.

Johnson joined the Hammers on loan from Wolves at the beginning of January to help with West Ham's defensive problems.

The former Birmingham defender has played in every game since he arrived at Upton Park and played a pivotal role in the Hammers 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Cardiff.

Johnson was a part of the team that were demolished by Manchester City in the Capital One Cup but they aren't the first team to concede multiple goals to Manuel Pellegrini's men and they won't be the last.

The defender appears keen to stay at West Ham and hopes he can help them stay in the top flight.

Speaking in the matchday programme and quoted by talkSPORT, he said: "I’d 100 per cent be interested in staying with West Ham.

"This is a massive football club and I’ve slotted in really well. I think I’ll really enjoy my time here.

"I want to play as many games as I can, get as many wins as possible and keep the side in the Premier League, then we will go from there in the summer.

"I have not come here to make the numbers up. My agent made that clear to the manager that I want to play, but I know I have got to earn my place. No way would I think I am entitled to a place with the quality of the players here."

With West Ham defender Winston Reid set to return soon from an ankle problem, Johnson will be under threat for a starting place but is hoping the Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has seen enough from him to keep him in the side.

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