Norwich City star Bradley Johnson won’t let talk of England call-up affect Premier League performance

Canaries midfielder is thought to be in Fabio Capello’s sights after a fine start to his domestic campaign but promises that the pressure will have no bearing on his showings
Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson has moved to reassure fans that recent talk of an England call-up will not affect his performances for the club.

The 24-year-old, who moved to Carrow Road from Leeds in the summer, has been in sparkling form during his first season in the top flight, helping his side take eight points from their first seven games in the Premier League.

The young midfielder’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, with reports that Fabio Capello was watching him before England’s Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday. Johnson, however, has vowed to concentrate on his domestic duties.

"It's a great achievement for me to be watched by the England staff," he told reporters.

"But I'm just concentrating on doing my best for Norwich City. I've just got to keep my performances up and see where that takes me.

"If I get a call-up then great, that's a bonus to me."

It was originally thought that Johnson would play for the USA during the 2010 World Cup, but after missing out on a call-up he is back in the frame for England.

However, with Gareth Barry, Scott Parker and Frank Lampard all still in the frame and the imminent return of Steven Gerrard, as well as Jack Wilshere, the talented midfielder may have to wait a little longer for his chance.

The Canaries’ next fixture is at home to Swansea City on Saturday.