name : Sam Johnson
position : goalkeeper
nationality : English
Longest serving player who signed from Port Vale on a two-year deal on 24th May 2017. The 28-year-old had two previous loan spells with the Shaymen and was part of the side which won the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium. Johnson played a major part in Town’s promotion via the Vanarama National League North play-offs in the 2016-17 season.
Starting his career with Stoke City’s youth setup, the 6ft 7 goalkeeper joined Port Vale in 2007 where he went on to make 22 league appearances between 2011 and 2017. During his time with Valiants Johnson spent time on loan with Stafford Rangers, Alfreton Town, Gateshead as well as The Shaymen. Johnson was an ever present for the club in 2019/20 season as he kept 12 clean sheets, helping the Shaymen finish in a Play-Off spot.
In the 2020/21 season, Sam Johnson kept 9 clean sheets in 42 appearances.