Sunderland recently signed the Swansea striker Danny Graham in one of the protracted transfer moves during the January transfer window. Many expected the 27-year-old to join the north-east club much earlier in the transfer window, but he completed the move only in the final few days.
The former Swansea striker was an integral part of the team until this season. The arrival of the manager Michael Laudrup has brought an end to his spell as a first-team player at the club. However, it had not prevented him from scoring goals for consistent basis, which is the reason for the Sunderland winger Adam Johnson believing that he will do the same for Sunderland as well.
Johnson knows Graham extremely well from his days at Middlesbrough. The 25-year-old joined Sunderland only in the summer from Manchester City after going frustrated about the lack of first-team opportunities. After a poor first half of the season, Johnson has been having a huge influence on the team in the last few months. Johnson has said that Danny Graham has the knack of finding the ball in the box easily, which in turn allows him to score a lot of goals. Graham will be partnering the former Wolves striker Stephen Fletcher.
“The ball always seems to fall to him in the box, he’s always there. He knows where the ball will go, and I hope they will start going in for him. It’s knowing where each other is going to go, it’s that learning curve at the minute. It takes time, like a lot of things when new players come in and things, but it’s about realising the situation. We need to do things without thinking or telling someone, which is something that happens and hopefully that is going to come,” said the Sunderland winger in an interview given to the BBC.