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Brownhill relishing the return of league action

After a two-week international break, Josh Brownhill says he is looking forward to the return of competitive action tomorrow (3pm). 

Lee Johnson’s side will make the relatively short trip along the M4 to face last year’s Sky Bet Championship play-off finalists Reading, who have endured a mixed start to their campaign. 

Brownhill - who has started each of City’s league fixtures this term - believes he and his team-mates are in good spirits as they approach a run of seven games in September, just as they did in August. 

“I enjoyed the international break,” Brownhill told BCTV. "I went home to see some friends and family who I haven’t seen for a couple of months so it was nice to see them. 

“I don’t think I have ever played this number of games in such a short space of time. It is hard but I am quite a fit lad so fortunately I have been able to deal with it. 


“I think we have everything we need to recover which helps. We have cryotherapy, massages and ice baths, so when we use all of this we should be ready for the games. 


“Reading are a great team, a very good footballing team, but they are beatable. 


"They have lost twice already, while we have lost once. We are on good run of form and playing very well so we will give them a good game.”

WHAT HE SAID


“To know 3,000 or so fans are heading to Reading is a great feeling and we have to put on a performance to make sure they go home happy.”

Josh Brownhill

City will be backed by their biggest away following of the season so far, with more than 3,000 fans making the trip to Berkshire, and Brownhill was quick to praise such support. 


“It means everything,” the 21-year-old continued. "This season especially the fans have been brilliant, both home and away.


"Particularly the game against Villa they were a huge help and we cannot fault them. 


“To know 3,000 or so fans are heading to Reading is a great feeling and we have to put on a performance to make sure they go home happy.” 


Tickets remain on general sale for the trip to the Madejski Stadium, while the fixture is pay on the day for away supporters.