Trio to monitor Johnson
Skysports.com understands that three Premier League clubs will monitor Bradley Johnson until the summer.
By James Pearson - follow me on Twitter @SkySportsJamesP
Last Updated: 28/02/11 4:29pm
Skysports.com understands that Premier League trio Newcastle, Bolton and Stoke will all continue to monitor Leeds United midfielder Bradley Johnson for the remainder of the season.
Johnson was a notable absentee on Saturday as his red card against Barnsley last week meant he was suspended for Leeds' trip to Swansea, the first Championship game he has missed this term.
In Johnson's absence, Simon Grayson's men toiled at the Liberty Stadium and slumped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to their promotion rivals.
Johnson should return to Leeds' squad against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday and a number of Premier League scouts are expected to be in attendance to observe the 23-year-old, who is currently available for free this summer.
The former Northampton man, who can operate in a number of positions for Leeds, has been at Elland Road since January 2008.
Johnson has again contributed goals-wise for Leeds this season having found the back of the net seven times - including a long-range special in their FA Cup replay with Arsenal.
"Hopefully I'll be back in the squad on Saturday," Johnson told skysports.com. "At Leeds we've got a good set of lads, good manager and outstanding fan base.
"Hopefully we can build on where we and get back into the Premier League, where the team belongs.
"Right now I'm just focusing on playing rather than my future and we'll see what happens."