Ex-Cobblers defender Johnson signs for Indian club

INDIAN SUMMER - former Cobblers defender John Johnson has signed for JSW Sports in Bangalore
INDIAN SUMMER - former Cobblers defender John Johnson has signed for JSW Sports in Bangalore
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Former Cobblers defender John Johnson has signed for Indian club JSW Sports, who are managed by another ex-Town defender, Ashley Westwood.

The I-League side confirmed the deal on Tuesday, also adding former AFC Wimbledon and Rushden & Diamonds defender Curtis Osano to their squad.

Johnson was Northampton’s longest-serving player until his contract ran out this summer, and is excited by the project JSW has at hand.

“It’s certainly a big change but once the manager told me about the club, the vision and projects they have lined up, it wasn’t hard to say yes,” he said.

“I’ve been doing my homework on the I-League and am looking forward to get there.”

JSW, who are based in Bangalore, recently appointed Westwood, who played in the Cobblers’ first team last season and has also managed Kettering Town.

“Both the players have been in the English system for eight years and have coped well while travelling and playing in hot countries,” he said.

“That apart, they are really fit and won’t have any trouble adjusting to the climate.”