Martin O'Neill has urged Sunderland supporters not to pile pressure on summer arrival Adam Johnson.
Johnson is considered to be something of a marquee signing for the Black Cats, with the England international having made a £10million move from Manchester City.
There is no doubting the winger's creativity or his ability to produce match-winning performances, but O'Neill is wary of asking for too much, too soon.
He told the Sunderland Echo: "I'm just a little concerned that people might be expecting him to come in and be winning every game for us because that's certainly not going to be the case.
"He's a real talent, and I know he's going to be a great asset to this club.
"But he's only one player and it's a team game."
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