New Worksop Town defender Jack Johnson attracted by ambition of club

New Worksop Town defender Jack Johnson has admitted that it was difficult decision to leave Scarborough Athletic, however, he has disclosed that the ambitions of Craig Parry is what attracted him to Sandy Lane.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 2nd August 2020, 8:22 am
Jack Johnson training with Worksop for the first time. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill Photography.
Jack Johnson training with Worksop for the first time. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill Photography.

The right-back joined the Tigers after three successful years with the Seadogs, where he was an important part of their promotion to the Northern Premier Division.

“I got the call eight weeks ago from Craig [Parry] and from then my head hasn’t been turned,” said Johnson.

“I have come here and the first thing I have noticed is that it is run very professionally, the club are very ambitious, and they are heading the right way.

Jack Johnson says the ambition of Worksop attracted him to the club. By Lewis Pickersgill Photography.

"I think everyone has been grafting to make sure that the club is looking the best that it can, and I think it is a club that is going places.

“It was a big decision to leave Scarborough, I had a deal to go back there for the new season.

"Craig [Parry] approached me and said that he wanted me, so there isn’t a better feeling than when a manager wants you at the club.

“It was a big step up to be honest, going to Scarborough from youth team level, but I enjoyed my first season.

"I did really well in the league [the old Division One North], which is equivalent to this league, and then in my second year we got promoted into the Premier Division and I enjoyed my time there.

“It was difficult to leave but one thing I made sure was that when I did leave, I made the right decision and I definitely think Worksop will be the right club for me.”

Johnson trained with the squad for the first time on Saturday and believes that playing on the club’s new 3G FIFA quality pro pitch will help his playing style.

Johnson continued: “My first session was on Saturday afternoon; it was the first time that I have loved training for a long time and I feel like I have got back to enjoying, because towards the end of last season, I started to fall out of love with it.

“One of my attributes is that I like to get the ball down and play, I won’t just get the ball and hoof it.

"I think the surface is brilliant and it will allow me to get the ball down and play football.”

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