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Dave Barton


Posted Sunday, May 5th 2019

Forward-thinking Johnson praises ‘wonderful’ City

Lee Johnson heralded Bristol City a ‘wonderful football club’ after the Robins finished eighth in the Sky Bet Championship and immediately looked forward to next season.

While the three points at the KCOM Stadium eluded them and other results did not go in their favour to enable them to reach the play-offs, City achieved their highest placing in the second tier in 11 years – four points outside the top six.

Making progress

City Head Coach Johnson said: “It’s a wonderful football club and we have taken strides on and off the pitch. I wanted to win today, as everybody did, and we wanted those 72 points but it wasn’t to be."

Praise for supporters

"I thought the fans were brilliant, they were in joyous mood and showed their appreciation for what the players have done throughout the course of the season.”

Driving forward

“We want to keep driving forward. We are in a powerful position with the fans on side, good ownership, the stadium, the training ground coming and young players coming through. There are assets in the side that we can trade and players that we can bring in to make us better.

“Straight away my mindset flicks to next season and what we are going to do but, at the same time, we have to reflect and hold our heads up high and understand that it has been a very successful season in terms of the long-term progression of the club.”