Championship strugglers Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of defender Roger Johnson on an 18-month deal. He re-joins the club having spent the latter part of last season at The Valley.
The 32-year-old has recently spent time in the Indian Super League with FC Pune City, who are managed by ex-England international David Platt, where they finished seventh in the eight-team division.
Johnson will be hoping to have an immediate impact just as he did the last time he was with the club. They went on to win four of the first five games that he participated in for the Addicks. Interim Head Coach Karel Fraeye expressed his happiness at welcoming the experienced defender back to the club, when speaking to the official club website,
“I’m very pleased to welcome Roger back to The Valley.
He’s obviously a player who knows the club and, more importantly, knows the league. He did the job last season, he brings a voice on the pitch and he will bring us the experience we need.”
Since beginning his career with Wycombe Wanderers, where he went on to play over 150 times, he moved to Wales to link up with Cardiff City, electing to join them after a bid from arch-rivals Swansea City was turned down. With the Bluebirds he earned a runners-up medal following an impressive run in the 2007/08 FA Cup. He would then win the League Cup with Birmingham City three years later. A move to Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers started brightly but eventually turned into a stale affair.
He is likely to make his second debut this weekend as his new side make the trip to face Colchester United, who are second from bottom in League One.