Capello ready to hatch Johnson plan

24 May 2010 09:14
England head coach Fabio Capello has hinted that winger Adam Johnson will not be cut when he announces his 23-man squad on June 1.[LNB] The Manchester City ace is yet to play for England, but was named in Capello's preliminary squad for the World Cup finals.[LNB]Johnson provides natural width on the left side of England's midfield and looks a good bet to make the plane to South Africa.[LNB]Capello has now hailed Johnson's quality following his impressive six-month spell with City and believes his improvement means he will be included.[LNB]"Johnson is one player who is really good," said Capello.[LNB]"He has improved a lot, he is a really, really good player.[LNB]"I selected him because I think he can stay with us."[LNB]Meanwhile, Capello has confirmed Joe Hart will get 45 minutes under his belt in Monday's international friendly against Mexico.[LNB]Although Hart is only 23 with just one cap to his name Capello insists he has confidence in the keeper, just as he does with David James and Robert Green.[LNB]"He will play 45 minutes against Mexico," he continued. "I've confidence in him, just like the other two goalkeepers."

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