Adam Johnson out to honour tragic pal Dale Roberts
16 December 2010 09:32
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| Submit Comments| Comments (25)| Printable Version1/1Play SlideshowClose MapAdam JohnsonDevastated Adam Johnson has vowed to help beat Juventus tonight to honour the memory of a friend who has tragically died. Rushden and Diamonds goalkeeper Dale Roberts, a close friend of the City ace since school days, was found dead at his home near Rushden on Tuesday. Johnson decided to fly out to Turin after being included in the squad for the final Europa League group game. He said: ?I?m absolutely devastated about Dale?s passing, he was a really good friend. ?I grew up with Dale, we were in the same class at school and also played at Middlesbrough together. ?His parents are friends with my parents and we often went on holiday together. I know he was so desperate to improve and get up the leagues as a player, and he was a really good keeper too.