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Man City's Johnson just a big kid!

Manchester City new-boy Adam Johnson is enjoying the start to his Eastlands career. Just two games, and one start, into his Blues career, the £8million deadline-day arrival from Middlesbrough is already a fans' favourite.

"You have got to enjoy playing," he told www.mcfc.co.uk.

"I try to play like I am still on the school playground."

Although born in Sunderland, he joined Newcastle's school of excellence as a kid and thrilled to the sight of David Ginola.

"David Ginola was a big favourite of mine. He was just so good to watch," said Johnson, who will miss Saturday's FA Cup tie against Stoke after playing against City for Middlesbrough earlier in the season.

"It is a bit unfortunate that I am cup-tied on Saturday.

"It is a dream for me to play here and it is obviously still feels a bit weird.

"But I like it here, especially the nice, big pitch that has so much width to allow me to get at defenders."

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