Roger Johnson’s Wolverhampton Wanderers future could be in doubt after he arrived at training under the influence of alcohol.
Johnson, 28, was ordered to train with fringe players and the youth team when caretaker manager Terry Connor became aware of the club captain’s condition on Monday.
It was Wolves’ first training session since their embarrassing 5-0 defeat away to Fulham last Sunday, a result which left the team inside the English Premier League relegation zone.
“I can confirm that Roger was involved in a breach of club discipline on Monday, for which he has apologised and accepted his punishment,” Connor said.
“The matter has been resolved internally and the club will be making no further comment.”
Johnson, signed for 4.5 million pounds by former manager Mick McCarthy, was left out for Connor’s first match in charge away to Newcastle United.
An unused substitute for the defeat at Fulham, it remains to be seen if he will be named in the squad for Wolves’ crucial match at home to fellow relegation strugglers Blackburn on Saturday.
“My conduct and approach to training on Monday was below the high standard the club rightly needs and demands of me, and what I demand of myself,” Johnson said on Wednesday.
“As a result, I have apologised to the manager, my team-mates and the club.”