Johnson admits frustration

Man City winger hoping for more playing time

Adam Johnson: Looking for run in side

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Adam Johnson admits he is frustrated not to have played more this season, but he will continue to push for a first-team place at Manchester City.

The England winger has shone when he has played, scoring five goals from just five starts.

Johnson started City's midweek win over Stoke City, but looks likely to drop back to the bench on Boxing Day against West Brom.

"I've been awfully disappointed that I haven't played as many games," he said.

"Everyone wants to play in all the games and I was thinking about speaking to the manager because I hadn't started since the Carling Cup.

"It plays on my mind a bit. I don't mind the rotation system as long as it's fair.

"Hopefully that's going to continue now. I've scored five goals in five starts. That's all I can keep doing."


Having made England's provisional squad for the World Cup in South Africa, the 24-year-old was one of the unlucky ones who did not make Fabio Capello's final party.

Now a regular member of the international set-up, there should be no issue about his place at Euro 2012.

However, having only made sporadic appearances for the Blues this season, and quite often as a substitute, doubts were starting to creep in.

"I was speaking to my dad about that," Johnson said.

"It is in the back of my mind because I know Fabio Capello likes players to be playing every week.

"It's a major thing for me, to try to go there, having missed out on the World Cup.

"I want to play in these major tournaments.

"I don't think I've missed a squad under Capello, apart from when I was injured, so I would be gutted to miss out after playing quite a big part in the campaign.

"Obviously there's a lot of competition, so I want to try to play week in and

week out and definitely have a place on that plane."