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1 goal, 2 assists.. The player who looks a dead cert to leave Middlesbrough this summer



Whether Middlesbrough manage to make the play-offs and secure an instant return to the Premier League, or they’re destined for another long season in the Championship, there will be a lot of changes in the summer.

Manager Tony Pulis arrived at the club on Boxing Day last year and whilst he managed to do a few deals, he will use this summer to mould the squad the way he wants.

Inevitably, that will lead to departures and one man who is sure to leave the Riverside is wide man Marvin Johnson, who was signed in the summer by Garry Monk from Oxford.

With blistering pace and a great left-foot, Monk had high hopes for the 27-year old and did play him regularly before his sacking.

However, since Pulis took over, Johnson has managed just nine minutes of league action and often fails to even make the match day squad now, with Stewart Downing preferred on the left.

As our graphic shows, it’s been a tough campaign for the player, who will surely end up with just the 17 appearances and one goal to his name.

Additionally, someone with his pace and ability to beat the full-back would have hoped to register more than two assists in that time.

Given that, you can see why Pulis is not keen on the wide man and his time at Middlesbrough will almost certainly come to an end in the summer.

Thoughts, Boro fans? Should Johnson have been given more of a chance under Pulis? Let us know in the comments below.