Chelsea Head The Queue For Boro Star!

Last updated : 17 November 2009 By Boro Mad

Let's be honest ... Strachan tends to talk in riddles, depending what mood the media catch him in.

At the weekend he washed his hands of Johnson's future, saying: "If he goes - goes, there's not much I can do about it".

Today he insists the player should stay.

Gordon Strachan: "Adam Johnson's record this season is phenomenal.

"His record and the club's results run hand in hand. He's a terrific player.

"I am hoping that over time we gradually get to know each other.

"I don't think you can have a big conversation like that. I want to get to know him.

"All I can say is that since I've been here he's handled himself brilliantly."