Adam Johnson set for Sunderland debut

Johnson set for Sunderland debut
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Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill reveals that new signing Adam Johnson could be in line to make his debut for the club against Morecambe on Tuesday.

New Sunderland winger Adam Johnson could be set to make his debut for the club in their League Cup second round match against Morecambe tomorrow.

Johnson joined the Black Cats on Friday for a fee believed to be around £10m, but wouldn't have been able to make his debut against Reading had their Saturday match gone ahead.

However, manager Martin O'Neill revealed that he had no qualms over Johnson's fitness, while he could not say the same for fellow signing Steven Fletcher.

"Adam, with playing for England, his fitness is fine and a lot more advanced than Steven Fletcher," said O'Neill.

"In fairness, Adam wanted to get things sorted on Friday, but the timing for Saturday just beat us.

"I think for him, it would be a great opportunity. He will be playing."

League Two's Morecambe progressed to the second round with a 2-1 win over Championship side Blackpool.

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