O'Shea Reveals Plan For Cup Glory - Give It To Johnson!

Clive Rose

It's not all that much of a cunning 'plan A', but O'Shea has one.

John O'Shea believes Sunderland have a trump card in their quest for the League Cup final in Adam Johnson.

The in-form Johnson won the penalty at the Stadium of Light that will separate the sides at kick-off for the second leg and has since blazed his way through Fulham and Southampton in the Premier League. The is no reason why that form can't continue at Old Trafford, insists his captain.

He told The Mirror:

All our attacking players have to step up to the plate during the season and Adam's in a hot vein of form at the minute.

We'll be getting the ball to him as much as we can, but it's up to other players to use that knowledge, and Adam himself.

If he's going to have two or three players around him, he's got to realise other lads will be free and so pass it to them. We can use that to our advantage too.

O'Shea is coming dangerously close to suggesting some kind of tactical planning is going into the game there. That's a novelty which Gus Poyet has brought in that I suspect I'll never get bored of.

In all seriousness, it's obvious that in this form Johnson should be full or confidence, and his team mates full of confidence in him. In the last four games he has looked every inch the player we thought we were getting.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Roker Report

You must be a member of Roker Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roker Report. You should read them.

Join Roker Report

You must be a member of Roker Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roker Report. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker