DAMIEN JOHNSON is in line for another season-long loan at Huddersfield Town with sources suggesting the club have agreed terms with Plymouth and the midfielder has had a medical.
Chief executive Nigel Clibbens and manager Lee Clark have been working hard to seal a new deal since Johnson’s previous loan expired.
His lucrative Argyle contract, signed when the Devon club were still in the Championship, proved a stumbling block for a player who was highly influential in 23 appearances for Town before he suffered a season-ending knee ligament injury in December.
But it’s believed the two clubs have agreed the way his wages will be split.
The former Northern Ireland star has been training with Plymouth, who since signing him from Birmingham in February 2010 have slipped into administration and suffered successive relegations.
Their financial problems and the need to work to a salary cap meant they needed to trim their spending.
Now the man who started out at Blackburn will return to the Galpharm, becoming Clark’s seventh close-season capture after Calum Woods, Oscar Goburn, Danny Ward, Hull loanee Liam Cooper, Tommy Miller and Donal McDermott.
Johnson’s Plymouth contract has another year to run.
Meanwhile Town have passed 8,500 season-card sales.
“Considering the current economic climate, the sales level highlights the loyalty and dedication of our supporters,” said Clibbens.
Town’s League I campaign starts at home to Bury on Saturday, August 6.