Johnson 'The New Downing'!

Last updated : 18 August 2009 By Boro Mad

Adam Johnson: "It's important we keep the squad together.

"The team is strong but only time will tell in the next couple of weeks who will stay and who will go.

"Our players have been linked with moves away but all we can do is concentrate on winning games.

"Tuncay could be a star of the Championship, but he has got ambition and wants and deserves to be playing for a big club.

"We hope there are no offers for him or anyone else as if we stay together then we've got a good chance.

"We sent a message to the rest of the division on Saturday.

"If we don't get promoted, it will be seen as a failure.

"Promotion is our aim and we want to get back to the Premier League at the first attempt."