Sunderland winger Johnson determined to earn England recall

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is determined to play his way back into the England squad.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is determined to play his way back into the England squad.

Johnson is intent upon producing his best on a sustained basis for the Black Cats to win an international recall.

Johnson told Sky Sports News: "Playing for a winning team that's flying is so much better, and it's difficult when you are in a bit of a battle.

"My personal form could be better and we are going through a tough time as a club. All those factors have a bearing on the squad.

"It's difficult to watch from the outside. I have got to work hard and do my best to get back in that squad.

"I have been in a few squads with England with Roy Hodgson as manager. Hopefully I'm not being forgotten about. I have got to keep working on my game and when we pick up hopefully I will come back."

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