Nantwich Town boss Phil Parkinson has moved swiftly to strengthen the clubs attacking options by bringing in John Johnston from Salford City.

This is after the departures of Sam Madeley and Khaellem Bailey-Nicholls through injury and with Sean Cooke and Josh Hancock sidelined.

The 22-year-old Johnston first caught the eye of Crewe Alexandra whilst playing for Leek Town in the 2013/14 season. He signed for the Alex in the summer of 2014, but never made a senior appearance for them during his 18 months with the club. He spent a month on loan at Alfreton Town, before signing for the Reds permanently in January of 2015.

He spent 12 months with the Alfreton before joining Salford City, initially on loan. He made an instant impression, scoring 3 goals in his first 3 games for the club. He made his move permanent last summer and has contributed this season with 2 goals and 4 assists in 14 appearances. He has now joined the Dabbers for their promotion run and will look to make an immediate impact as he joins the squad for their trip to Hednesford Town on Saturday.

Chairman Tony Davison said: “I’d like to welcome John to Nantwich Town. He is a great addition in our push for the play offs. I’d also like to thank the officials at Salford City for making the deal possible.”


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