Johnson NOT in Sunderland squad for Stoke match

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

ADAM Johnson has NOT been included in the Sunderland squad for today’s trip to Stoke City.

Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat indicated yesterday that Johnson was available for selection, despite being charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming.

But Johnson did not travel with the rest of the Sunderland squad for the clash in the Potteries.

Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Nzonzi, Adam, Walters, Ireland, Arnautovic, Diouf. Subs: Bardsley, Whelan, Odemwingie, Wilson, Sidwell, Butland, Crouch.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, O’Shea, Coates, Van Aanholt, Gomez, Cattermole, Rodwell, Buckley, Defoe, Wickham. Subs: Bridcutt, Reveillere, Graham, Mannone, Vergini, Honeyman, Agnew.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

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