Report: Derby County plotting bid for Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson

Newcastle United's Grant Hanley in action with  Oxford United's Marvin Johnson

The Oxford United winger has been in impressive form this season, and is now reportedly on Derby County's radar.

Oxford United’s Marvin Johnson and AFC Wimbledon's Barry Fuller in actionOxford United’s Marvin Johnson and AFC Wimbledon's Barry Fuller in action

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Derby County are lining up a bid for promising Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson. 

Johnson joined the League One club from Motherwell in the summer, and has really impressed for Michael Appleton's side this season.

Direct and full of pace, the winger is attracting a lot of interest from Championship clubs, and Derby County manager Steve McClaren is said to be a a big admirer of the forward. 

The report goes on to suggest that Derby County will continue to monitor Johnson between now and the end of the season, with a view to a making a move for the winger in the summer.

Marvin Johnson, who is 26-years-old, has scored five goals for Oxford this season. One of which was the winning goal to secure their spot in the Johnson Paint Trophy final.

Newcastle United's Jesus Gamez in action with Oxford United's Marvin JohnsonNewcastle United's Jesus Gamez in action with Oxford United's Marvin Johnson

After being promoted from League Two last season, Oxford United have enjoyed a good season in League One so far this season, currently sitting 11th, nine points off the play-offs and 13 points above the drop zone.

Derby County have enjoyed an up and down season. After a poor start under Nigel Pearson, the club enjoyed a mini-revival under Steve McClaren. However, the Rams have fallen away after the turn of the year and are now likely to be licking their wounds and preparing for next season.

Newcastle United's Grant Hanley in action with  Oxford United's Marvin JohnsonNewcastle United's Grant Hanley in action with Oxford United's Marvin Johnson

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