Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has revealed that he is desperate to earn a recall to the England side after being dropped in recent squads.

Roy Hodgson has opted to give younger players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Zaha a chance over the past few months and that could spell the end for players like Johnson.

Despite making the preliminary squad to face Poland and San Marino back in October, you have to go back a long way to find Johnson’s most recent England appearance.

The former Manchester City winger had hoped that his £10million move to Sunderland would give him the opportunity to impress Hodgson with his consistency rather than substitute spells at the Etihad.

This has failed to materialise and the naturally left sided winger now has a number of players to push ahead of if he is going to be back in the England squad later this year.

“It’s always difficult because I have been in the squad for a while and then I have been overlooked for the last couple of games” Johnson told The Sun.

“I have just got to get my head down and get better, really. If I do that, then I am confident that I can work my way back into the squad.”