HUDDERSFIELD Town tonight formally announced the signing of midfielder Damien Johnson.

It had already been widely reported the 32-year-old midfielder would be coming back to the Galpharm.

But the Terriers management this evening confirmed everything had been agreed and the paperwork for the season-long loan was complete.

Former Birmingham City man Johnson has joined Town until the end of the forthcoming season - which is also the end of his contract at Plymouth Argyle.

The south coast club, who are now in English football's fourth tier, were keen to divest themselves of the high-earning midfielder in order to meet the League II salary cap.

But the Pilgrims, who are in administration, couldn't do a deal with Johnson and his representatives to pay up the final year of his contract.

However after a period of negotiations between the two clubs, they agreed Town would pay a percentage of Johnson's wages with Plymouth picking up the rest.

It marks a comeback for Johnson who appeared 23 times for Town last term before knee injury cut his season short.

Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens said both Johnson and the club were keen on a permanent deal but due to Plymouth's situation that wasn't a 'viable option'.