Fleetwood sign Damien Johnson

Damien Johnson

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FLEETWOOD Town, newly promoted to the Football League, today announced the signing of Northern Ireland international midfielder Damien Johnson.

Johnson was part of the Terriers’ side that won a dramatic League One play-off at Wembley - he turned down an offer to stay at Huddersfield, choosing Fleetwood instead.

Manager Micky Mellon is delighted to get the experienced Johnson on board.

He said of the player capped over 50 times for Northern Ireland: “Damien is a good footballer and a real leader.

“I have been trying to sign him for some time and when Huddersfield offered him a contract, I thought that would be the end of it.

“Huddersfield wanted him, but he decided to come to us for purely footballing reasons and to be part of the exciting plans that we have here

“He will give us vital experience in the spine of the side.”

Johnson, 33, had been on loan at Huddersfield from Plymouth.

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