Adam Johnson

AJ: I feel good

by Stuart Vose

Wing wizard raring to go after injury.

Adam Johnson thinks there’s more to come as he looks to build match sharpness following an injury lay-off.

The winger made his home league debut for the Black Cats in the 1-0 win over Wigan having initially been considered doubtful for the game.

Johnson, who joined Sunderland from Manchester City in August, passed a late fitness test and was feeling good after helping the Black Cats chalk up a home win.

“It’s great to get off to a winning start on my home league debut and it was an important win for the team as well,” he said.

“It was quite a late decision [to play]. I did a fitness test before the game and felt good – the best I’ve felt in weeks.

“The manager decided to play me and obviously I wasn’t that sharp, but I’m reasonably happy with how I did.

“I felt fine afterwards as well. I haven’t trained too much recently and now it’s about getting that sharpness back.”

Steven Fletcher was Sunderland’s matchwinner once again, netting his fifth goal of the season when he turned home James McClean’s cross-shot.

And Johnson has been impressed with the form shown by the former Wolves man, who he says is bursting with confidence.

“Fletch has scored all the goals for us and that’s what he was brought in to do,” he added.

“He’s going through a very good spell at the minute – every time he gets the ball near the goal you think he’s going to score.

“He’s been fantastic. Scoring goals wins you games and that’s what he’s been doing.”