Sheffield Wednesday promotion-winner Marvin Johnson has failed to impress Xisco Munoz this season. Last night, he was spotted watching Derby County v Oxford United in League One.

Johnson was an integral part of the Owls team that won promotion last season. It was his teasing ball in the second leg of the play-off semi-final that allowed Aden Flint and Liam Palmer to combine against Peterborough.

Wednesday Johnson
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Since Munoz arrived, however, he’s not been able to impress the new manager. Johnson hasn’t featured in a matchday squad yet this season and perhaps he will leave before the transfer window closes.

Naturally, Johnson sent tongues wagging after his post on Twitter last night. He was at Pride Park to watch the Rams face the club he made 55 appearances for, Oxford.

It seems as though his appearance in the East Midlands was quite innocuous. He suggested on Instagram that he was in attendance to watch Marcus Browne who lined up for the visitors.

Oxford shocked promotion hopefuls Derby by beating them 2-1. Johnson played against the Rams on the final day of last season as Wednesday stopped them from making the League One play-offs.

Wednesday outcast Johnson spotted at League One clash

It would be no surprise to see Johnson leave Wednesday before the transfer window closes. At 32-years-old, the left-footer will want to be playing football on a regular basis.

Johnson would probably be a decent signing for both of the teams he went to watch last night. Derby have lost three games in all competitions already this season and appear in dire straits.

Oxford would perhaps be the club more likely to take him. They play some wonderful football under Liam Manning and perhaps Johnson’s experience would be useful in a young squad.

It does seem highly unlikely that Wednesday will stand in the way of Johnson if a chance to leave arises. It’s a shame how it’s worked out for the popular player but Munoz doesn’t appear to fancy him.