Gray welcomes Johnson return
Midfielder set to face Leeds after failing to agree terms
Last Updated: January 3, 2008 6:28pm
Johnson: Returned to Sixfields
Northampton manager Stuart Gray has confirmed that Bradley Johnson will be back in his squad for Saturday's clash with Leeds.
The midfielder was expected to leave Sixfields as a number of Championship clubs have shown an interest in the 20-year-old.
However, Johnson has failed to agree personal terms ahead of any potential move and will now return to Northampton.
Johnson was left out of the New Year's Day clash with Millwall following a substantial bid from a Championship outfit, but he could now feature against Leeds.
Gray said: "Bradley has been in talks with a number of clubs over the last few days but he has not agreed terms with any one.
"Therefore, as he is a key part of our squad we have recalled him for Saturday.
"We left him out on New Year's Day as we thought he may have agreed terms with another club in the 24 or 48 hours following the game
"But that has not happened and we were not willing to do without him for a second game running and weaken our squad for such a big match.
"I am sure Bradley will continue to show 100 per cent commitment to the club, as he always has."