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Bromley Bring In Experienced Johnson

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Vanarama National League club Bromley have signed vastly experienced centre-back Roger Johnson on a short-term deal.

The 34-year-old has been a free agent since being released by SkyBet League One side Charlton Athletic at the end of June.

Johnson started his career at Wycombe Wanderers, where his 157 appearances caught the attention of clubs higher in the League.

He eventually moved to Cardiff City in the summer of 2006 for a fee of £275,000.

He played 119 times for the Bluebirds and was good enough to be named in the Championship`s team of the year for 2008/09.

That attracted a £5m offer from Birmingham City, then in the Premier League, in June 2009 and he went on to make 76 appearances for the Blues.

A £4m move to neighbours Wolverhampton Wanderers followed in the summer of 2011 and, as well as loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham United, Johnson played sixth-nine times for the Molineux outfit before being released in January 2015.

Since then he has had two spells with Charlton and also spent time with Indian Premier League side Pune City.

He was named in the starting line-up for Bromley’s Emirates FA Cup tie draw against Dover Athletic yesterday.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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