Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson
● Josh Johnson, 2009 (SOCA)

born in Trinidad and Tobago

Josh Thor Johnson was born on Thursday, 16th April, 1981, in Carenage.

The forward was a trialist for Ian McCall's Thistle in July, 2008, having most recently been with Wrexham.

Aged 27, he made his only appearance on Monday, 21st July, 2008, in a 1-0 friendly defeat at home to Burnley.

There were no goals for Josh in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included San Juan Jabloteh, Wrexham, Partick Thistle, Rhyl, Cefn Druids, Airbus UK Broughton and Telford United.

Bio Extra

The Trinidadian established himself at home with San Juan Jabloteh, with whom he clocked-up more than 150 appearances. Early on, he played at Under-20 level for his country in the 2004 Olympic qualifying series in Mexico. He was top scorer at Jabloteh in 2005, with 15 goals to his credit. Although he has stated that right midfield was actually his favoured position, he was utilised as a right winger more often than not. Fit and tireless, he was described as being very tricky, with a great turn of speed and an excellent understanding of when to cross early and when to go past his marker. We do always think of tricky wingers as 'wee guys', but estimates of Josh's height vary from between 5' 5 and 6' 1, so that's probably left well alone until such times as we ever see a solid quote in that regard!

He got a trial at Wrexham in the summer of 2006 and signed a 2 year contract as soon as his visa application was approved. It ended badly as he was released in May 2008, following the club's dreaded relegation from the 4th tier of English football. He found himself in Glasgow that summer and, although he showed up well in his game vs. Burnley, no deal was forthcoming from Thistle gaffer, Ian McCall. One month on from his Firhill trial, Josh signed with Rhyl of the Welsh Premier League, and won a League winner's medal with them in his first season, 2008/2009. He got his first call-up to the full Trinidad and Tobago squad to play Cuba during the third round of Concacaf qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, although he never did earn the cap that he'd dearly have loved.

(WS)



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