Darnell Johnson

Darnell Johnson Joins Wigan Athletic On Loan

Development Squad defender Darnell Johnson has joined League One side Wigan Athletic on loan until 4 January 2021, subject to Football League approval.

- Defender Darnell Johnson to join Wigan Athletic on loan until 4 January, 2021
- The 22-year-old signed a new three-year contract with Leicester City in 2018
- He spent time on loan with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian in 2018/19

The 22-year-old joined Leicester City’s Academy at the age of 10 and has steadily risen through the ranks – signing a new contract with the Club to 2021 in August 2018.

Johnson spent time on loan with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian in 2018/19 and helped Leicester City’s Development Squad to a second-place finish in Premier League 2 last term.

He has also been capped by England at Under-20 level, as well as being part of the squad to lift the UEFA U19 European Championship in June 2017.

The young defender will now continue his development with Wigan Athletic, who are currently 16th in League One.

Wigan are next in action against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off).

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