One of England's most promising goalkeepers, Sam Johnstone has joined us from Man Utd on loan until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Johnstone proved to be Steve Bruce’s first signing of the January transfer window, making his debut in the FA Cup third round clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Previously, he sparkled for Preston North End on loan as they clinched promotion to the Championship in 2015.
His eye-catching form for the Lancashire side ensured he leapfrogged Anders Lindegaard to take the No.2 spot during the United’s tour of the United States ahead of the 2015/16 season.
Johnstone came close to his long-awaited senior debut for United by being on the bench for all six games in August 2015, but Sergio Romero remained fit throughout David De Gea's absence.
Johnstone was among the substitutes for a seventh and final time in 2015/16 when the Reds won 3-0 at Everton in October 2015, before the stopper re-joined Preston on loan in December that year.
The shot-stopper was between the posts when United lifted the FA Youth Cup in 2011 and then proved himself at league level during a number of loan spells in the lower divisions.
Following stints with Oldham Athletic and Scunthorpe United, he ended the 2012/13 campaign at Walsall and was a key figure as the Saddlers were unlucky not to reach the League One play-offs.
The following season, he initially joined Yeovil Town with loan moves being deemed most beneficial to his progress.
Doncaster Rovers were next and a string of superb displays earned glowing praise from his manager but he failed to prevent the South Yorkshire outfit being relegated by a narrow 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on the final day of the 2013/14 season.
However, he returned to the club to aid their League One campaign.
Johnstone has also enjoyed success for his country, captaining the England U19s and enjoying call-ups to his country's U21 squad.