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Charlton sign Roger Johnson on 18-month deal

Posted: Mon 04 Jan 2016
Author: George Jones
Roger Johnson

Roger Johnson

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Experienced defender Roger Johnson has rejoined The Addicks

George Jones reports

Charlton are pleased to confirm that experienced centre-back Roger Johnson has returned to the club by putting pen to paper on an 18-month contract. 

The 32-year-old spent the latter part of last season in SE7, playing 14 games as Charlton enjoyed a strong second half of the campaign. 

The Addicks were victorious of four of Johnson’s opening five matches - beating Brentford, Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town 3-0 - and went on to secure a comfortable 12th-placed finish in the Championship.

After leaving Charlton in the summer, he signed a deal with FC Pune City in the Indian Super League, where he worked under former England international David Platt.

Johnson made his professional debut for Wycombe Wanderers at the age of just 17, playing 182 times for the Chairboys before his eye-catching performances earned him a move to Cardiff City in 2006. 

The central defender made 136 appearances for the Welsh outfit over three seasons, playing in an FA Cup final, winning Player of the Year and being named in the Championship Team of the Season before making the step up to the top flight with Birmingham City in 2009. 

While at St Andrews, Johnson lifted the League Cup, claiming an assist in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in 2011, but following the Blues’ relegation to the Championship he moved across the Midlands to Wolverhampton Wanderers and was named captain shortly after his arrival. 

Johnson played 17 times for Sheffield Wednesday in 2013/14 and finished that campaign on loan at West Ham United, taking his total career appearances over the 500 mark.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Roger back to The Valley," said Interim Head Coach, Karel Fraeye. 

"He's obviously a player who knows the club and, importantly, knows the league. He did the job last season, he brings a big voice on the pitch and he will bring us the experience we need."

Stay tuned to on Monday afternoon for Roger Johnson's first interview since returning to Charlton.