Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jonno Up for Battle; by ERIC PAYLOR

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jonno Up for Battle; by ERIC PAYLOR

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ADAM Johnson today promised to leave no stone unturned in the battle to realise his World Cup dream.

The former Boro winger's cameo debut England appearance against Mexico did his chances of boarding the flight to South Africa no harm at all.

Now he hopes to further stake his claim in Sunday's clash with Japan in Graz.

The 22-year-old said: "It was fantastic to have my first experience of England. "It's what everyone wants to do when they are a kid and I got a few touches.

"Everyone is fighting for their place and trying extra hard. Now we go back to Austria and we have one more game. I'll give it my all.

"Every training session, I'll do my best and relax and try not to think about the announcement of the final squad.

"There's some people who are going to be disappointed but, you never know, maybe I won't be one of them. …

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