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Mitchell Johnson may explain his poor performance, but says Australias problems extend far beyond his display. His line and length has always been superb, I cant believe whats happening, he told BBC Radio 5 Live. Theres got to be some reason for it, but that wont be fixed overnight. He has been the man we thought would come over here and be the reason why we would win the Ashes so the pressure that has been on this young man has been so great. Another former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie agrees Johnson has been put under unnecessary pressure: A lot of it has been blown out of proportion, he said. Yes, we concede that Mitchell isnt bowling that well at the moment, but you dont lose your skills overnight, so I wouldnt worry about that. stood to have told England manage- ment that he will not be ready for the third Test. Flower confirmed that Ian Bell would step in at his home ground if the 29-year-old is declared unfit. It is likely that Bell would come in at No5 inthebattingorderwithPaulColling- wood moving up to No4. Ill drink to that: Freddie Flintoff shares a celebratory drink with Andy Flower following yesterdays historic win at Lords Ricky points out he wont ditch Mitch BY GEOFF TEATHER AUSTRALIA captain Ricky Ponting says under-fire bowler Mitchell Johnson will not be made a scapegoat after Englands 115-run win in the second Ashes Test. Johnson took only three wickets for 200 runs in the match, including 0-68 in 17 overs during Englands second innings. Ponting said: We have to be careful how we manage him over the next bit. Asked about the third Test at Edgbaston, Ponting added: Of course I can see him playing. Its not as if hes lost everything he ever had. Ponting is eager to boost the confidence of the 27-year- old paceman and stated: Bowling coach Troy Cooley is obviously working really closely with him. What you dont want to do with youngish blokes Mitch has only played 20- odd Tests and is still pretty new to the game and pretty new to fast bowling is to fill their heads full of too much and have him thinking of too many things all the time. Although he disappointed with the ball at Lords, Johnson showed his prowess with the bat, making a belligerent 63 off 75 balls after coming in at number eight in Australias second innings. The tourists have a three- day tour match against Northamptonshire, which starts on Friday, before the third Test gets under way at Edgbaston on 30 July. Ponting believes that could be the chance Johnson needs. Hes up for the challenge. Hes continually trying to make himself better in all aspects of his game, he added. Hopefully we will see some improvement. 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