Seth Johnson


Johnson attended Westcliff Primary school and Dawlish comprehensive in Devon, and played for the local Dawlish youth side. He was spotted by Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi on a pre-season tour of Devon. He moved to Cheshire, attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and began his career as a trainee with Crewe Alexandra, turning professional in 1996. A hard-working midfielder, Johnson’s potential led Premier League team Derby County to offer £2.5 million for his signature in 1999.[4] The transfer went through, but Johnson’s loyalty to Crewe meant he insisted on staying to help their relegation fight, delaying his move to Derby by two months.[5] In the end, Crewe avoided relegation by a single point.

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