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Birthdate:  July 14, 1987    Birthplace:  Sunderland, United Kingdom    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  150 lbs    

March 21, 2015    Adam Johnson News

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Johnson is available off the bench for Saturday's match at West Ham.

Johnson was suspended indefinitely after he was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor, but new manager Dick Advocaat said he would review the club's position, and he has apparently become comfortable with the potential outcome to allow Johnson to play.

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Adam Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 18, 2015

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat said the club would "review its position" regarding Johnson's suspension pending a police investigation of the player, reports the Daily Mail.

Johnson was arrested in early March on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor. The player has been bailed until April 23, and the club said afterward it would review its position. Johnson has been training with a fitness coach in the meantime.

March 2, 2015

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Johnson was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor, and the club has suspended him indefinitely pending the outcome of the police investigation, Sky Sports reports.

Given the inquiry isn't expected to be short, Johnson doesn't seem likely to play for the Black Cats any time soon.

February 21, 2015

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Johnson had an unheard of 17 crosses in the 0-0 draw to West Brom Saturday.

Johnson has yet to record an assist on the season, but if he continues to cross at this rate, that zero wont last much longer. That makes for 30 crosses in the past two matches and he has clearly found a new role attacking down the wings and sending in endless crosses. He's had a disappointing season scoring four goals with no assists, but has seemingly earned back his starting role and has found some rhythm with his new role. Look for him to start next Saturday when Sunderland travel to Manchester United.

February 11, 2015

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Johnson got the start and was Sunderland's best player Tuesday, getting off 13 crosses and making five key passes in the 2-0 loss to QPR.

Johnson is arguably Sunderland's most talented player, but he has not been seeing regular starts and has been struggling in his limited minutes. This performance will assure more playing time and if he can get in good form, he can single-handedly win games for Sunderland. Keep an eye on the starting XI in their next match against West Brom to see if he cracks the starting lineup.

February 5, 2015

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Johnson is rated as 50/50 to play Saturday against Swansea City because of a thumb injury, manager Gus Poyet said Thursday.

Johnson was held out of Tuesday's FA Cup match against Fulham due to the issue, and Poyet described him as "touch and go." It's a decent matchup if Johnson can play, though he's struggled to find any sort of scoring consistency this season.

January 10, 2015

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Johnson only had one shot in the 1-0 loss to Liverpool Saturday, but nailed the crossbar on his only effort.

This would have been four goals in less then a month for Johnson and he has clearly found the form he lost at the beginning of the season. Johnson also led the team in drawn fouls with five and also led the team with eight crosses. Johnson has a fine opportunity to score in their next match against Tottenham next Saturday, against a defense that just cant hold a clean sheet.

January 2, 2015

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Johnson grabbed a goal off a penalty in the 3-2 loss to Manchester City Thursday.

Johnson was very fortunate to score on his former team as this was his only shot of the entire match. This is now three goals in less then two weeks so it appears Johnson has found some form after struggling the majority of the season. Look for him to start next Saturday when the Black Cats host Liverpool.