Barnet defender Elliott Johnson has signed a new two-year deal at the club, subject to the relevant confirmation from The FA and the National League.

Johnson, a product of the Bees academy, has made 241 professional appearances for the club, making him the current leading appearance maker in the squad.

Upon signing his deal, the 24-year-old told the club website: “It’s a good feeling to get it over the line. There have been a lot of discussions over the past few months but I’m very happy it’s done.

“This club is very important to me. I made my debut here after being an apprentice and to have played almost 250 games for Barnet is something special.

“The current group has had a season to gel and hopefully, after a good pre-season, we’ll be able to push on and have a successful campaign in 2019/20.”

Barnet head coach Darren Currie also spoke of his joy at signing Johnson up for next season, adding: “It’s fantastic news for the club. Elliott has been here a long time and it is brilliant that he has opted to stay.

“Personally, I’m really pleased as it shows a commitment to what I’m trying to implement at this fantastic club.

“Elliott is a very key player for us, he is an intelligent player and he’s still young, just 24, so he still has room for improvement and I’m looking forward to seeing that.”