Everton goalkeeper Matty Johnson is getting ready to play in the EVO-STIK League again with Ramsbottom United just over a year after suffering an horrific leg break while on loan at Radcliffe.
The 19-year-old, pictured, is in line to make a second debut in EVO-STIK League North on Saturday at Ossett Albion after arriving on Tuesday as an emergency replacement for injured Rams stopper Danny Taberner who faces a scan on a knee injury later this week.
The Rochdale-born keeper signed scholarship forms on Merseyside in July 2015 and was still only 17 when he was stretchered off in agony at Stainton Park in October 2016 during the first half of a match against Colne which was subsequently abandoned. Now back to full fitness after the injury cut short an impressive spell in the EVO-STIK League, in recent months he has been turning out for the academy sides at the Premier League's Toffees.
Rams boss Mark Fell also signed teenager forward Michael Williams on Tuesday after his impressive displays for the reserves and U21s at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium this season. A product of the Accrington & Rossendale College Football Academy, the 18-year-old has also spent time with Accrington Stanley's youth set-up.
Tuesday's Premier and North action review
Nantwich Town, beaten at home by Coalville Town in the EVO-STIK League Premier last weekend, recovered to beat out-of-form Stourbridge 2-0 at the Weaver Stadium on Tuesday night, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.
Awards keep coming for cup kings!
It's fair to say Hyde United's fans, players and officials are currently enjoying life in the EVO-STIK League after the Tigers collected two accolades and three points in three days!