Bad week for Glen and Johnno

Last updated : 16 May 2003 By Tony Scholes

Glen Little was in action for Reading against Wolves last night whilst tonight David Johnson was in Nottingham Forest’s team at Sheffield United but it was to be good news for neither of them as they both went out in the semi-finals.

Reading played without Glen on Saturday in the first leg after he was ruled out by illness but he was back in the starting line up last night at the Madejski Stadium but they were beaten 1-0 after losing the first leg 2-1 at Molineux despite having been in front for a long period of the game.

Glen should be on his way back to the Turf shortly as his loan spell comes to an end – but will he? Does Glen, as he has kept saying, really want to come back? Judge for yourself but today Glen was quoted on the PFA’s own web site saying,

"It's difficult for me to say anything about next season because it's a delicate situation. It's not like I'm out of contract at Burnley so I can't really say I want a move because I might have to go back there next season, so we'll just have to see what happens.

"I want to go on holiday first and relax for a week or so. Then I'll be coming back down to this area for the whole summer with my family which is what I normally do every year. At the moment I haven't got a clue where I'm going to be next season and once everything has calmed down I'll know a lot more. I'll be speaking to Stan Ternent when he comes back from Portugal and see what he has to say."

Tonight it was the turn of David Johnson and Forest, after a 1-1 scoreline in the first leg at the City Ground, and things looked good when he gave them a first half lead at Bramall Lane. In fact Forest went two up but Sheffield United came back, and came back with a vengeance.

They pulled it back to 2-2 and took the game into extra time before adding two more and eventually running out 5-4 aggregate winners.

So once again we will be going to Reading and Forest next season as Wolves and Sheffield United contest the play off final in Cardiff a week on Monday.

Who’s your money going to be on with the whinging Paul Ince and Alex Rae on one side and our old friend Neil Warnock on the other?