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In an ever-evolving first-team squad, Darren Moore has already brought a number of players onto the pitch and, as The Star revealed earlier this week, continues his mission to provide offensive reinforcements with the addition of former Middlesbrough man Marvin Johnson.

So what’s the latest?

The Star understands Johnson was due for a medical exam on Thursday and that barring late problems, his signature may well be released earlier this week.

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Marvin Johnson is set to sign for Sheffield on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old has been out of contract since his four-year stay at Boro ended when his contract ended this summer.

Late last week reports linked him to a handful of Championship clubs namely Hull City, Blackpool and Millwall.

How is he ?

We spoke to Joe Nicholson, a Middlesbrough reporter for our partner newspaper, the Hartlepool Mail, about what to expect from Johnson.

He said he was very surprised that Boro – for whom he played 43 times last season – had released him and that he would have expected a strong interest in the championship.

“Johnson is a player who likes to shoot early crosses into the box,” said Nicholson.

Unfortunately, Boro didn’t have a regular goalscorer last season who could consistently finish Johnson’s deliveries – otherwise the winger would have ended up with more assists.

“The player would probably say his best position is on the left in a 4-3-3 system, but he’s also adaptable and has the athleticism to play as a winger as well.”

What did Moore say? What does this mean for Josh Sims?

Reports linked Wednesday to a decision by free agent Josh Sims, who worked with Moore at Doncaster Rovers.

It remains to be seen whether a deal for fellow winger Johnson ends any possible interest there.

Asked about the upcoming transfer activity on Wednesday Sunday, Moore told local media, “Close to me means when they’re signed on a piece of paper.

“Because they are not signed, as far as I am concerned, we are a million kilometers away.

“We are working extremely hard to try to get bodies for the Charlton game. I hope there could be, but we’ll wait and see.

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