AFC Rushden & Diamonds bring in winger Johnson

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have signed winger Lewis Johnson on loan from Sky Bet League One club Milton Keynes Dons.

By Jon Dunham
Wednesday, 23rd March 2022, 1:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2022, 1:32 pm
Lewis Johnson, pictured scoring one of the three goals he scored during his loan spell at Banbury United earlier this season, has joined AFC Rushden & Diamonds on loan for the rest of the season from Milton Keynes Dons. Picture by Julie Hawkins
Lewis Johnson, pictured scoring one of the three goals he scored during his loan spell at Banbury United earlier this season, has joined AFC Rushden & Diamonds on loan for the rest of the season from Milton Keynes Dons. Picture by Julie Hawkins

The 18-year-old will stay on loan at Hayden Road until the end of the season as Diamonds boosted their ranks for the run-in in the Southern League Premier Central as the bid to secure a play-off place.

Originally a product of Aston Villa’s academy, Johnson joined MK Dons' academy in 2019 and has since made a number of appearances for their first team, including in the Football League, having signed a professional deal with them in February 2021.

Johnson had a loan spell at Banbury United earlier this season and featured against Diamonds in their 2-0 defeat at the champions-elect in January. During his time at Banbury, he made 12 appearances, scoring three goals.

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Johnson will be available for Diamonds' clash at Redditch United this weekend