Huddersfield Town sign Damien Johnson on season loan

Damien Johnson
Johnson was capped 56 times by Northern Ireland

Huddersfield Town have completed the season-long loan of Damien Johnson from Plymouth Argyle.

The 32-year-old midfielder featured 23 times for the Terriers last season while on loan from the Devon side.

His time at the Galpharm was cut short after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage in early December.

Manager Lee Clark told the club website:external-link "Everyone saw what a terrific player he was last season and I see him being an integral part of the team."

"Damien is a fantastic guy to have around. He's a terrific professional with brilliant commitment and his experience of playing at the highest level will be very important to us.

"His abilities complement our other midfielders well and we have good options in that area now."

Johnson was nominated for Player of the Year at Huddersfield last season despite being ruled out for the second half of the League One campaign through injury.

He started his career at Blackburn Rovers in 1997 as a trainee and after a brief loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 1998 moved to Birmingham City in a £100,000 deal in 2002.

He made over 180 appearances in just under eight years at St Andrews before signing for Plymouth on a free transfer last year.

Huddersfield Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens added: "We would have ideally liked to bring Damien back to the club permanently but after a long and protracted process it became clear this wasn't a viable option.

"I know Damien wanted to join us on a full transfer too but this season-long loan takes him to the end of his current contract at Plymouth Argyle in any case."