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City slicker Adam Johnson aims to nail down England starting place

08 Sep 2010 10:52:43

City slicker Adam Johnson aims to nail down England starting place

Adam Johnson has revealed his determination to force his way into the England starting XI after netting for the second time in four days as a substitute. The Manchester City winger followed up his first international goal against Bulgaria after coming off the bench with another in the impressive 3-1 win over Switzerland in Basle last night. It was the perfect response from Johnson after being left out of the final 23 for the World Cup by Fabio Capello. On target - again: Adam Johnson England's second goal against Switzerland Johnson said: 'The aim is to make a contribution. You're disappointed not to be starting. 'You want to do your best when you come on and try to push to get into the starting XI.'I've tried to do that and I've got a couple of goals to show my efforts but it's up to the manager.' Johnson was also full of pride at six City players being on the pitch for England at the final whistle. He said: 'It was nice to have six of the lads finish the game. It's a credit to the club. Hopefully that will continue. Two easy: Wayne Rooney (left) and Adam Johnson netted England's first two goals in Basle 'We've come off the back of two great wins and everyone is happy. It's a great two results and we're looking forward to meeting up again full of confidence. 'Coming into the qualifying group, there was a lot of pressure on us. I think with two wins, we're top of the group, we're full of confidence and we want to push on.' Wayne Rooney opened the scoring with his first England goal in a year before Darren Bent put the icing on the cake with his first goal for his country.  A true pro! Swiss roll for Fabio Capello as Wayne Rooney thinks of England at lastCity sickener: Toure claims Tevez got armband to help him make friendsEx-City keeper Dibble warns Given he faces a battle regaining No 1 spot from HartKompany bewildered at Barca decision to let Toure join Manchester CityPremier League podcast: Tune in for the latest show on the big storiesMANCHESTER CITY FC


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