Bromley manager Andy Woodman appoints Roger Johnson as first-team coach
BROMLEY manager Andy Woodman has appointed Roger Johnson as first-team coach.
The 37-year-old played for the club between 2017-2019 after a spell at Charlton Athletic, having played Premier League football earlier in his career for the likes of Birmingham City (where he helped the club beat Arsenal to land the League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in 2011); Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United.
After scoring an own-goal with Bromley only 19 seconds away from winning The FA Trophy in May 2018, Brackley Town claimed the silverware by going on and winning the penalty shoot-out, Johnson spent a season away from the club before he was appointed to manage the Suburban League at the start of this season.
Bromley's under 23 side were at the top of the table before the campaign was curtailed due to the Covid-19 health pandemic.
Johnson has since stepped down from the role and will now link-up with Alan Dunne to support Woodman and the first-team at Hayes Lane.
In other news, Andy Little has departed and the club has appointed a replacement in the goalkeeper coach ranks with Brannon Daly coming in, having gained experience within Arsenal’s youth set-up.
Meanwhile, Academy director, Mark Hammond “continues to support the first-team and the club’s wider footballing developments,” said the club in a statement.
After parting company with Neil Smith on 25 March despite Bromley sitting in seventh-place in the table at the time, the club has retained Dunne, Johnson and Hammond.
Woodman, meanwhile, has unveiled the arrival of Millwall centre-half Alex Mitchell on loan.
“The 19-year-old has been with the Lions since the under 15 age group and has spent four years at the Den so far, reaching an FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the process.
“Mitchell, who will wear the number 26 shirt, signs on loan for the rest of the season and will be available for Saturday’s trip to Chesterfield.”
The Lillywhites’ 4-3 win at Woking on Tuesday night ensures they are now in ninth-place in the Vanarama National League table with a playing record of 13 wins, 10 draws and 10 defeats.
They are just a point adrift of the play-off zone with seventh-placed Wrexham and Chesterfield welcome Bromley sitting in fifth-place in the table, having collected 52 points from their 31 league outings.
All games are being played behind closed doors until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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