John started his career at Aston Villa but after making only two appearances he failed to make the grade and went out on loan to Dagenham & Redbridge. He was then signed by Doncaster Rovers in time for the start of their first campaign back in the Football League after being relegated to the Conference.
Just prior to signing for the Harriers he spent a month on loan at Shrewsbury.
Stuart Watkiss says that he has a sweet left foot. Something we could do with.
In the end the 'sweet left foot' never materialised and John was released at the end of the season.