John­son aims to be next ’Well scor­ing sen­sa­tion

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

NEW sign­ing Danny John­son has vowed to be­come Mother­well’s next scor­ing sen­sa­tion.

The 25-year-old has ar­rived from Va­narama Na­tional League side Gateshead after three goal-laden years with the Ty­nesiders saw him net 53 times across 85 starts.

For­mer ’Well striker Louis Moult en­joyed a sim­i­larly-pro­lific stint in La­nark­shire be­fore mak­ing a £500,000 switch to Pre­ston and now John­son wants to con­tinue his hot streak in Scot­land.

“I’m very ex­cited to join the club,” he said after sign­ing a two-year deal. “It’s the next stage I’ve been work­ing hard for. I feel I have pro­gressed in the last few years.

“Mother­well, hav­ing reached two cup fi­nals last sea­son, are a club only go­ing in one di­rec­tion and I want to be part of that.

“When I am asked what I bring to a team, peo­ple get bored of me say­ing ‘goals’. But I know the team create a lot of chances, so I firmly be­lieve when I get the chance, I will put the ball in the back of the net.

“As soon as the man­ager Stephen Robin­son rang, it all hap­pened very quickly. I didn’t need to think hard about it. It sold it­self. I knew I had to come. I wanted to come.”

The Mid­dles­brough-born player came through the youth ranks at his lo­cal side and with neigh­bours Hartle­pool, be­fore spend­ing time with Real Mur­cia in Spain.

A pro­lific year with Guis­bor­ough, where he scored an as­ton­ish­ing 56 goals in a sin­gle cam­paign, at­tracted in­ter­est from sev­eral clubs and he even­tu­ally signed for Cardiff.

A cou­ple of loan spells with both Tran­mere and Steve­nage fol­lowed be­fore he re­turned to the North East with Gateshead.

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