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Fans Can Help Us Survive - Johnson

Lee Johnson has called on the City supporters to help his team secure their Sky Bet Championship status.

Four of their remaining six games are on home soil for Johnson’s men, starting with tomorrow’s visit of Wolves to Ashton Gate (3pm).

The head coach says he fully understands fans’ frustrations, but believes they have a major part to play as City target bringing an end to their opponents’ five-match winning run.

“We’ve got four home games to come and we can’t underestimate the importance of the atmosphere and our home crowd in pushing people on,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD.

“The last performance at home (the 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town) was outstanding and the positivity was there right from the start.

“The players have got to get the fans going and the fans have got to get the players going. A couple of big tackles and an early shot at goal can whip the crowd up.

“People are frustrated, particularly after a loss, but they know the importance of getting behind the players.

“This crowd has always been good – it vents its frustration now and again but that’s football. We’re all trying very hard to achieve Championship status – that’s clearly the target now and we need them.

“We had a mini-run in March of two wins and two draws, and now we’ve had two gut-wrenching defeats that have made us all feel a bit sorry for ourselves again.

“We can’t do that. We’ve got to roll our sleeves up and crack on because we’ve got another massive game.

“Wolves have got good quality players – people like (Helder) Costa and (Ben) Marshall who they’ve brought in. They’ve got a big resource pool, both in terms of players and finances.

“Inevitably, they’re going to be a good side. They’ve hit a run of form and we have to make sure that we’re the ones to kill it off.”

Johnson also confirmed Gary O’Neil (hamstring) and Milan Djuric (hernia) remain sidelined by injury.

A crowd in excess of 20,000 is expected for the match against Wolves, which is pay on the day for home supporters. Call 0117 963 0600 or go online to secure your seat.

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