Sheffield United completed a season-long loan deal for Middlesbrough wide-man Marvin Johnson on the second deadline day in August and Blades fans on Twitter were excited about his potential contribution in boss Chris Wilder’s side.
Johnson can seemingly play anywhere on the left hand side and many Sheffield United fans believe that he will be deployed in a left-wing back role as competition for Irishman Enda Stevens, who has made six appearances in all competitions so far this season.
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Birmingham-born Johnson started his career in non-league with Romulus FC and then Kidderminster Harriers before spells at Motherwell and Oxford. The now 27-year-old then joined Middlesbrough in the summer of 2017 and made 20 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing four assists.
United have started the season reasonably well in the Championship as they look to better their 10th place finish last season. Check out some of the best tweets in reaction to Johnson’s arrival here.
He will compete with enda and he’s better going forward, Freeman and Johnson both sides creates a lot for strikers, hopefully Washington is the one getting the goals with Billy
— Callum Cutler (@calcutler) August 31, 2018
Good signing think he will do well plus he’s got. Pace I would love to see him permanently at the club
— john Cameron (@cameronjohn151) 1 September 2018
Leonard going meant Johnson could come. CW always said one deal would unlock a couple. Liked Leonard, thought he didn’t get a chance but overloaded in centre mid and we got in some much needed width and pace. In Wilder we trust
— Connal (@connalSUFC) 31 August 2018
— brownblade (@brownblade) August 13, 2018
Good competition for Enda this. Definitely something we’ve not got in Lafferty. Quick too
— JP (@Johnstonpickle) August 13, 2018
Interesting to see that both Conor Washington & Marvin Johnson started out in non-league football. Both are on a journey.
Aye, they've both of them stalled over recent months — both seem to need a shot of confidence to draw out what made them prized previously.
— Richard (@RichardjsS14) September 1, 2018