Thursday 29 September 2016

Adam Johnson won't face Manchester United after pleading guilty to sexual activity with child

Damian Spellman

Published 11/02/2016 | 13:55

Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl
Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson will not be involved in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United, Press Association Sport understands.

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The 28-year-old is due to stand trial at Bradford Crown Court on Friday on two counts of sexually activity with a child - which he denies - after pleading guiltily to one offence of grooming and another of sexual activity with a child.

The Black Cats had indicated last week that Johnson would be available for selection during the trial, although that was before he had admitted the two charges.

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