Crewe Alexandra sign Leek Town winger on short-term deal
Crewe Alexandra can confirm that they have signed Leek Town winger John Johnston on a deal until the summer. Johnston has been training with the Alex over the last few weeks and has impressed sufficiently to earn himself a short-term deal with the club.
Johnston will return to Leek on loan but will train with the Alex allowing Steve Davis and his coaching staff to further assess the promising 19-year-old.
Johnston has been a revelation in North Staffordshire non-league circles since breaking into the Kidsgrove team at the back end of 2011/12. He moved to Leek last summer and has helped the club contest promotion this season.
He will now get his chance in the senior game whilst still looking to play a part in Leek’s promotion push.
Subscribers to Crewe Alex Player will be able to see an exclusive interview with Johnston later this afternoon.