ONE of Bangor City’s most successful players has made a shock return to the club.

The Huws Gray Alliance side have confirmed that Michael Johnston has penned a short-term deal with the Citizens’ until the end of the season, returning to a club where he enjoyed a phenomenal amount of success during a glittering first spell.

Johnston, said: "I enjoyed great success at Bangor and can't wait to help bring the good times back to these great fans.

“I am also looking forward to helping the talented young players here improve and progress."

The former Tranmere Rovers professional arrives at the VSM Stadium after spells with Llandudno and Caernarfon Town, and he has also turned out for ambitious Brickfield Rangers in recent years.

Johnson arrived at Bangor in 2007 and has been capped at Under 17, 19 and 23 level for his country.

He famously captained City to a Welsh Cup win and is the third new arrival for Gary Taylor’s squad as they look to rebuild following the loss of some influential members of the squad.

Tom Reilly also recently joined the set-up, with the left-sided player having experience at the likes of Accrington Stanley and Swedish club Eskilstuna City during what has been a promising young career to date.

Another to join the squad is Academy standout Benn Lundstram, who has been recalled to the fold following a prolific season with Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two outfit Penmaenmawr Phoenix.