Paul Clement was once again heavily backed by the club on transfer deadline day, with the acquisition of Johnson capping off a number of impressive signings made over the summer.
The Rams are now under huge pressure to reward their manager with a much needed win after the international break, as they look to get their season back on track.
“I am delighted to come to such a club with great history and to a club with such great potential going forward,” he told the Derby Telegraph.
“I came down, walked around the training ground – they are great facilities – and I watched the lads train. Then I just wanted to get signed up.”
“Things didn't work out for me at Norwich. I have come here and I'm looking forward to, hopefully, winning promotion at Derby.”
Throw him straight in
As long as Johnson’s fitness is where it should be, then there’s no harm in Clement throwing him straight into the side at the club.
The problem for the Rams has been keeping everyone fit, which has caused team changes which in turn has had an impact on the rhythm and form of the team.
Johnson increases the options Clement has during those difficult parts of the season because he’s versatile enough to be able to play down either flank or through the middle of the side and he stands a very good chance of being a success in the club’s colours.