Bannsiders bring in keeper Johns

New Coleraine signing Chris Johns.
New Coleraine signing Chris Johns.

Oran Kearney has brought in former Southampton keeper Chris Johns until the rest of the season.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 keeper was with the St Mary’s outfit for the last four years before returning home in the summer.

He played part of this season with Championship side Bangor before the Bannsiders made their move for him.

“We are delighted to bring Chris in,” said Kearney after Johns put pen to paper.

“There was a lot of interest in him from several other Premiership sides.

“He has been training with us and has been very impressive in the sessions so far.

He has been training with us and has been very impressive in the sessions so far

Oran Kearney

“Chris has done his duty across the water, and a couple of English clubs were keen to sign him up in the summer but he decided to return home to further his studies.

“He is initially signed until the end of the season but I would be hopeful to extend his stay here.

“Along with Andy Findlay he will provide excellent competition for Michael Doherty.”