Johnson back at Vale Park after loan deal is cancelled

Johnson back at Vale Park after loan deal is cancelled

Port Vale goalkeeper Sam Johnson’s disappointing loan spell at Gateshead has been brought to a premature end.

Johnson initially joined the National League side on a season-long loan and the tall stopper would have had expectations of a full season’s football behind him as he started Gateshead’s first ten games.

However, a disastrous performance in the 1-0 home defeat to North Ferriby in September saw Johnson dropped by manager Neil Aspin and the keeper has made just one substitute appearance since.

Johnson signed a one-year deal in the summer but with goalkeeping competition at Vale Park extremely fierce he is unlikely to be in contention for a first-team place as Vale have Miguel Santos, Ryan Boot and Harry Pickering on their books.

A loan spell or move elsewhere seems most likely for Johnson who has made 26 senior appearances for the Valiants.

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