Johnson targets England return
Winger Adam Johnson has revealed his determination to get himself back in the frame for England selection next season.
The Manchester City midfielder, who helped the club claim the Premier League title last term, missed out on the Three Lions squad that reached the quarter-finals of the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Johnson played limited games for the Citizens towards the end of the season, which ultimately cost him his place on the plane to Eastern Europe last month.
The 24-year-old is desperate to get back into the England squad and is hoping to prove his worth to manager Roy Hodgson next term.
He told City's official website: "I'll be quite honest and say I really think I should have been selected because I played five times in the qualifiers and scored two goals so I thought I'd proved my worth.
"To be fair, Roy Hodgson has been brilliant with me and phoned me to say that he still wanted me to come to Norway and train before the Euros began.
"As far as I'm concerned, I start my bid for the 2014 World Cup from now."