Capello drops hint about City’s AJ

England boss Fabio Capello has hinted that Manchester City

midfielder Adam Johnson could force his way into his World Cup


The 22-year-old winger has been hugely impressive since

joining City from Middlesbrough at the end of the January transfer

window, starring in their recent victories over Burnley and


Capello will be without David Beckham in South Africa while

Aaron Lennon is battling to overcome a groin problem, and the

Italian looks set to hand Johnson his first cap in the friendly

against Mexico next month.

Capello said: “Adam Johnson [has caught my eye this season].

He’s come up from the Championship at Middlesbrough, where he

played in a different position, and he’s done well with Manchester


“Now it’s important he gets some international experience.”