Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is delighted with the first team impact Adam Johnson is making.

"I think his performances at Sunderland, and when he came on at Old Trafford, were excellent," the Boro boss told the Evening Gazette.

"He's showing the ability he's got, he's played in a mature manner and the goal is the sort of thing he needs to do. When you score goals you grab people's attention. He's very much in our thoughts for the weekend."