Sheffield Wednesday: Marvin Johnson charged by FA
Sheffield Wednesday wing-back Marvin Johnson has been charged after an incident against Ipswich Town, reliable journalist Joe Crann has confirmed.
The Lowdown: Johnson involved in key incident
The Owls drew 2-2 away to their League One promotion rivals last weekend, leading 2-0 but eventually seeing the hosts produce a spirited comeback.
At 0-0, Johnson conceded a penalty that was eventually missed by Conor Chaplin, following an off-the-ball incident in which he appeared to use an elbow, but there was confusion as to who gave it away.
For that reason, no action was taken by the referee and the Wednesday man remained on the pitch.
The Latest: Owls man charge
Now, Johnson has officially been charged for his incident, with Crann taking to Twitter to confirm the news:
“Bad news for SWFC. Marvin Johnson has been charged over the incident that led to the penalty v ITFC. Can’t say I’m too surprised given the footage.”
The Verdict: Potential huge blow
Johnson can appeal the decision up to Monday but this is clearly a worrying situation, with a potential three-match ban on the cards if it is deemed a violent offence.
The 32-year-old has been a massive player for Wednesday this season, starting 26 league matches and providing quality on the left flank, chipping in with three goals and two assists, and winning the League One Fans’ PFA Player of the Month award for January.
Losing him for an extended period would be a big blow for Darren Moore, considering he doesn’t have anyone on his level in the left wing-back role, not to mention him having the experience of 108 League One appearances behind him.