We are thrilled to announce the signing of Johnny Black and confirm his appointment as team captain for the coming season.

Johnny possesses massive amounts of quality and experience having played for teams such as Linfield, Glentoran and Coleraine (all in Northern Ireland). In Johnny’s break out season at Glentoran he was part of the squad that lifted the Northern Ireland Premiership title.

When speaking with Johnny he told us about his decision to come to Ramsbottom.

“Wilksy told me that the club had a rough season last year and that they wanted to bounce straight back up.

“He asked me to get fit again and to come and help him and the team achieve it. I hope to bring some experience and leadership to the squad and hopefully help a few of the younger ones settle in too”.

Johnny plays as a central defender and he is a real warrior who will give his absolute all in every game, fighting tooth and nail to ensure that the Rams get the results that they want.

Manager Steve Wilkes was thrilled with the acquisition saying, “Johnny is another player I’ve worked with before and delighted that he’s joined us. He brings plenty of experience with him and is one of the best lads for the craic in the dressing room. I have made Johnny my captain for this season”.