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Darlington sell striker Johnson to Spennymoor
DARLINGTON have sold striker Andy Johnson to Spennymoor Town for an undisclosed fee.
The move had been rumoured for sometime, and Quakers made it official today, though they have not revealed the transfer figure involved.
Manager Martin Gray said: "We wish him all the best with his new club."
Johnson joined in the summer on a free transfer from Bishop Auckland and was an immediate hit, scoring six goals in his first five appearances.
But he then suffered an ankle injury in the defeat at Ramsbottom United while manager Martin Gray also brought in longstanding target Nathan Fisher.
Nevertheless, selling Johnson is a surprise move given how keen Quakers were to secure the 26-year-old's signature in the summer following his form in front of goal for Bishop.
Speaking after joining Quakers, he said: "There were quite a few clubs interested in me. Once Darlington showed a keen interest I found it impossible to turn them down.
"I was flattered to be asked by the likes of Spenny and Whitley Bay, but I couldn't turn down the opportunity to play alongside the players at Darlington and in front of the crowds they get."
Meanwhile, Quakers are preparing for Saturday's FA Trophy tie at Buxton.
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