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Done Deal: Charlton Athletic sign ex-Premier League defender



Former Premier League defender Roger Johnson has returned to Charlton Athletic, the club’s website has confirmed.


The deal, which is an 18-month contract, will see the Englishman go back to the club he signed for in February 2015.

Johnson played 14 times for the Addicks in 2015, before signing a deal with Indian Super League side Pune City, where he played 11 times since August 2015.

The 32-year old previously played for Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham in England’s top flight between 2009 and 2014, where he was once linked with a high profile move to Arsenal and a possible call up to the England national team.

Roger Johnson made his professional debut for Wycombe at the age of 17, making 182 appearances for the Buckinghamshire outfit, where he was scouted by Cardiff City and earned a move to the Welsh capital in 2006.
He played in an FA Cup final, won Player of the Year and was named in the Championship Team of the Season before making the step up to the top flight with Birmingham City in 2009.
In the Midlands, Johnson won the League Cup and claimed an assist in the victory over Arsenal, but following the Blues’ relegation to the Championship he moved to Wolves and was named captain.
Johnson will bring some experience to Charlton’s defence, and will hope to improve their defensive record – they have conceded 42 goals this term and lie 23rd in the Championship.
Charlton fans, what do you think? Can Roger Johnson save you from the drop this season? What do you make of his return to The Valley? Let us know in the comments below!

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