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Johnson apologises after incident

March 8, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Wolves defender Roger Johnson has apologised for his conduct after reports suggested that he turned up to training on Monday under the influence of alcohol.

Roger Johnson
GettyImagesRoger Johnson has been out of the picture of late

Johnson, 28, was a £4.5 million summer signing from Birmingham and was made captain of the club by Mick McCarthy before he was sacked. However, the defender was alleged to have drowned his sorrows after Sunday's 5-0 defeat to Fulham and turned up for training the next day in an unacceptable condition.

Interim manager Terry Connor revealed: "Roger was involved in a breach of club discipline on Monday for which he has apologised and accepted his punishment."

Johnson has been dropped from the starting line-up for the last two games under Connor and is now set to face a heavy fine which could reach £50,000.

"My conduct and approach to training on Monday was below the high standard the club rightly needs and demands from me - and what I demand from myself," he said in a statement.

"My conduct and approach to training on Monday was below the high standard the club rightly needs and demands from me - and what I demand from myself. I have apologised to the manager, my team-mates and the club."