GUISELEY have been busy again trying to hold on to their talented crop from the 2019/20 campaign. Gabriel Johnson becomes the latest player to commit to another year.

The 23-year-old follows in the footsteps of high profile names such as, George Cantrill, Brad Nicholson, club captain Hamza Bencherif and top scorer Kaine Felix, in staying put.

Johnson arrived at Nethermoor last summer hoping to maintain his prolific relationship with Brighouse Town strike partner Aaron Martin, who became the National League North’s leading scorer in the early stages of the season with 16 goals.

Martin came to the notice of a number of clubs and signed for Harrogate Town in March. Last week, he became a football league player after Town clinch promotion at Wembley in the National League play-off final by beating Notts County 3-1.

Johnson has been inspired by his former teammate’s quick rise up the ranks and will himself aim to make a similar impression next term.

The forward has had spells as a youngster with Manchester United's under-14s and Leeds United's under-17s, before joining Sheffield United's academy. He has also played for Hallam, Sheffield FC and Doncaster Rovers.

Johnson would like to add to his tally of five goals in 35 appearances thus far in his Lions career, and has been working hard in lockdown to maintain and improve his fitness.

He said: “With much more time on my hands, I have been out on long runs into the Peak District near my home in Sheffield. It has been great discovering so many places I have not seen before.

“Now, I am looking forward to getting back to training with the lads. I can’t wait for it all to begin.”