Defender Johnson seals return to Charlton Athletic

Roger Johnson has returned to Charlton Athletic, after signing an 18-month contract with the club he enjoyed a short spell with last season.

Upon the termination of his contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers the 32-year-old spent six months at The Valley last term, when he made 14 appearances and helped the capital club climb clear of relegation to finish at the midway point of the table. He then decided to take his career to India, signing for FC Pune City, playing 11 times for David Platt’s side.

Johnson has now returned to Charlton until the end of next season, and he finds the club second-bottom and once more fighting for their Championship lives. Interim Addicks manager Karel Fraeye said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Roger back to The Valley. He’s obviously a player who knows the club and, importantly, knows the league. He did the job last season.”

Johnson began his career at Wycombe Wanderers and moved to Cardiff City before in 2009 joining Birmingham City, where in 2010/11 he won the League Cup and was relegated from the Premier League. During his time at Wolves he had loan spells at both Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham United, and he has amassed over 500 career appearances to his name.

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