Sunderland had banned winger, Adam Johnson after the England international was arrested and accused of having sexual activities with a 15 year old girl but the club have lifted the ban.
Johnson was arrested early in march which led to his suspension from the club but the club has reinstated the player and his bail has been extended till the 23rd of April. Johnson is still under investigation but the player is now allowed to play for his club as announced in a statement released by the club “The club has discussed the current position in detail with both the PFA and Adam’s representatives,” it said. “In line with those discussions we recognise that the player is entitled to re-commence his duties with the club while the legal process continues. He will therefore return to training. The club’s own investigation cannot continue until the conclusion of the legal process. Sunderland AFC will make no further comment on the matter due to the ongoing police investigation.”
Adam Johnson might now be available for Dick Advocaat’s managerial debut at Sunderland on satruday as Sunderland look to fight out of the relegation zone