Position: Forward
Signed: 27/01/2020
Height: 178
DOB: 28/02/1993

Danny Johnson's Biography

Danny Johnson joined the O’s in January 2020 from Scottish Championship side Dundee FC.

Before his 19 game spell at Dundee, in which he scored 5 goals for the club, Danny spent the 2018-19 season in the Scottish Premiership with Motherwell, where he scored 6 goals in 22 appearances.

During his youth days, the 26-year-old forward had spells at Middlesbrough and Hartlepool United before a short spell in Spain with Real Murica. A return to England saw Johnson score nine in 21 appearances for Billingham Synthonia. In the 2013/14 season, an impressive 51 goals in 48 games for non-league Guisborough Town, secured a move to  Championship side Cardiff.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge of the blue birds at the time and immediately sent the forward out on loan to Tranmere Rovers, where Johnson made his professional football debut, in a 0-0 draw against Mansfield Town.

A second short loan with Stevenage followed before the forward sealed a deal with Gateshead. Johnson enjoyed his football at the National League side, hitting double figures in three consecutive seasons. The forward played against Orient in his time at the Heed and found the net on multiple occasions.