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Johnson lands community award

Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson has been crowned the PFA Player in the Community at the Football League Awards.

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Reda Johnson: Crowned the PFA Player in the Community

Reda Johnson: Crowned the PFA Player in the Community

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The Benin international has been heavily involved with the club's community programme since moving to Hillsborough in 2011 and last year donated £5,000 to help a local school serving children with special needs buy a computer system.

Johnson, who saw off competition from MK Dons goalkeeper David Martin and Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi, said: "I think (helping the community) is very important. It is part of the job. We play football, we are very happy, football gives us a lot and we have a chance to do a sport we enjoy.

"Sometimes you have to think about other people and try to help people who need it. Sometimes it is not only about money, it is just a smile, you go to see people and try to make their lives a bit easier.

"I love it. It's like when fans ask me for pictures or autographs, some people are shy but I don't think they have to be shy. We are paid for that. It is not only 90 minutes on a Saturday, it is a full week and we are well paid to do that."

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