Johnson: I will hit top form

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson insists he will soon be back to his best form after so far failing to live up to expectations on Wearside.

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Adam Johnson: Promises more to come

Adam Johnson: Promises more to come

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The England ace joined the Black Cats from Manchester City in the summer, but has failed to live up to expectations thus far.

He scored his second goal for the club in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Chelsea and admits things have not gone according to plan - especially given the club sunk into the bottom three as a result of their most recent loss.

"I haven't felt a lack of confidence in recent weeks. But it hasn't really been happening for me. It's not been happening for the team, either," said Johnson.

"It's hard to get yourself going when the team's not performing. But we've started to play well and you'll start to see the best of me as well.

"It's different from last year because it's a totally different style of play.

"I have to do a lot more, because last season I could stay high up the pitch and didn't have to do much tracking back."

Sunderland have a chance to get their season back on track as they host Reading at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.

"The Reading game is massive for us. Everyone knows it's our game in hand and it's important," he said.

"If we play like we did on Saturday, we'll do well. We'll do everything we can to win."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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