I figured something like this might happen. While Eddie Johnson was official signed just after Roy Hodgson had taken over at Fulham, it’s pretty clear that he was a signing inherited by the new boss rather than one of his own. Johnson really needed time to get used to the added physicality and higher tempo of the English game rather than being pitched straight into the heat of a relegation battle.

He looked horribly out of his depth in the Premier League, missing a few good chances when he got into positions where he could of scored, and seemingly very ponderous in possession. He had a slow start at Cardiff on loan last season, but seemed to have improved by the time he left the Bluebirds. He would probably benefit from another spell on loan in the Championship, but – although his contract still has two more years to run – I’d have to say his Fulham career is over in all but name.