Danny Johnson: Dundee sign striker from Motherwell

Danny Johnson
Danny Johnson scored eight times for Motherwell last season

Danny Johnson has joined Dundee to "get the club back in the Premiership" after leaving Motherwell for a two-deal deal at Dens Park.

The English striker, 26, scored eight times in 28 games last term for the Fir Park club after joining from Gateshead.

"When I played at Motherwell, I scored," Johnson said. "My record at the start of the season I was one in two and unfortunately the second half of the season didn't go to plan.

"I want to play - that's why I'm here.

"The manager has put faith in me to score goals and I'm going to repay that."

Dundee fended off competition from English clubs to sign Johnson and boss Jame McPake said: "It's one I was happy that was kept quiet as I knew as soon as the interest got out there might have been another couple of clubs. So I'm delighted to get him in the building."

Johnson had spells with Hartlepool United, Real Murcia, Harrogate Town, Billingham Synthonia, Guisborough Town before joining Cardiff City.

Loans with Tranmere Rovers and Stevenage followed before he scored 53 goals in three seasons at Gateshead.

Meanwhile, teenager Reece McAlear has also left Motherwell to join Norwich City.

The Fir Park club were hopeful of keeping the 17-year-old but have agreed a deal that brings "a short-term cash injection, coupled with the ability to claim future money should the player develop further".

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