Dan Johnson and George Porter commit to Bromley FC

Bromley defender Dan Johnson has signed a new contract to remain with the National League side.

The 22-year-old will stay for a third season with the club, having joined the Ravens in 2016.

“It’s great to have ‘DJ’ on board for another season. He’s been working very hard and I think next season will be a big one for him if he takes his opportunity,” boss Neil Smith said.

“He’s been very patient and I think now he’s ready to show us what he can do.”

Bromley have also announced that forward George Porter has signed a new contract at Hayes Lane.

The 25 year old, who was born in Sidcup, will go into his third season with the Ravens, after initially linking up with the Club in the Summer of 2016, after leaving Welling United. The versatile attacking player made an instant impression with supporters, with his passion and effort on the field making him a popular figure on the terraces.

George started his career at tenants Cray Wanderers, where he impressed as a youngster. After attention from Football League clubs, Porter joined League 1 Leyton Orient in 2010, and actually scored against Bromley in Orient’s 3-0 FA Cup win at Brisbane Road. During his time with the East London outfit, he had loan spells at Lewes and Hastings United. His impressive performances for Orient attracted more attention, and Championship side Burnley swooped to capture his signature in July 2012.

After picking up an injury before the start of the season, he joined Colchester United and then AFC Wimbledon in respective loan spells. Following these, he left Burnley and signed for Rochdale on a short term deal. Following his time up North, Porter returned South to Dagenham & Redbridge and then Maidstone United, before signing for Welling, from whom he joined Bromley.

Porter was delighted to extend his stay with a Club he holds very close to his heart; “This Club is on the up, and it’s a place you really want to be around. Everyone here has shown belief in me and now it’s time for me to repay that even more so. I’ve always given my all on the pitch and I’m looking forward to continuing that into next season. Hopefully, as a team, we can go one better and really achieve something special.”

Manager Neil Smith was pleased to keep Porter at the Club; “I’m really pleased George is remaining with us. He’s a firm fans’ favourite now and each week I see an improvement in his game. Now I need him to keep putting in great performances, like he did against Leyton Orient, every week and keep showing the passion he has demonstrated in his time with us.”

These two join the following players in committing to the Ravens for next season:

  • David Gregory
  • Jack Holland
  • Jordan Higgs
  • Kyle De Silva
  • Bobby-Joe Taylor
  • Adam Mekki

Neil Smith remains in talks with a number of last season’s squad and potential further signings.

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