Adam Johnson set for England recall after impressive performances
The Sunderland winger set to add to his eleven Three Lions performances against Denmark in March
February 6th, 2014
Adam Johnson has been one of the outstanding Premier League players over the past few weeks and his performances have not gone unnoticed by Roy Hodgson who looks ready to re-introduce the winger into the England fold.
Johnson has made eleven appearances and scored two goals in a Three Lions shirt, although the Sunderland player has not been part of the international set-up since playing against Italy in August 2012.
A month ago, the 26-year-old was struggling to get into the Black Cats first team although some excellent performances since then mean that Hodgson will be heading to the Stadium of Light on Saturday to watch Johnson feature against Hull City.
The Guardian report that attending the match would also give the England coach a chance to assess the form of Tom Huddlestone, someone who has shone for the Tigers this season and has an array of passing that few players can match.
However, it is Johnson whose star is shining brightest since rediscovering the sort of form that saw Manchester City spend £7million to bring the player from Middlesbrough to the Etihad Stadium before the winger returned back to the north-east in 2012.
Johnson is currently a 4/1 chance to make the England 2014 World Cup squad although a recall in March would see those odds shorten significantly, with the winger competing with the likes of James Milner, Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon for a place in the international team.
Meanwhile, Adam Lallana is now odds-on to be part of the England World Cup squad following a series of bright performances for Southampton, with the midfielder featuring in both friendly matches against Chile and Germany.