Report: Winger Set For International Call

Laurence Griffiths

Adam Johnson will reportedly be named in the England squad to face Denmark next month.

A couple of months ago it started to look as if Adam Johnson didn't have a future with Sunderland, nevermind England, the winger was struggling to make Gus Poyet's starting line-up and couldn't find any kind of form when he did get on the pitch.

In the last month however, his form has been sensational. Since the 3-1 FA Cup third round win at home to Carlisle, the 26-year-old has scored seven goals and has four assists in just seven games, which includes a hat-trick away to Fulham and scoring in four consecutive Premier League games.

The winger has repeatedly spoken of his desire to play for England again, describing it as 'the best thing of all', and it looks as if his form is going to be rewarded by Roy Hodgson. According to the report, Hodgson has noted the player's scintillating form and is considering giving Johnson a run out against Denmark next month. Despite the England manager previously saying he was finished with 'mass experiments', it's thought the long-term injury to Theo Walcott and the loss of form of Andros Townsend has seen Hodgson look for potential 'wildcards' for the World Cup.

A call up for Johnson would be richly deserved based on current form and he could be heading for a second Wembley appearance in the space of a week, with the game against Denmark coming three days after Sunderland's Capital One Cup final appearance against his former side Manchester City.

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