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I'm delighted with where we are - Johnson

Lee Johnson was happy to end City’s run of pre-season friendlies on a high with a stylish 2-0 win over FC Twente at Ashton Gate.

The Dutch side finished seventh in their native top flight last season, but were no match for a City team whose speed and intensity was too much for them.

Marlon Pack headed home Jamie Paterson’s first-half free kick before Joe Bryan took the direct route from another set-piece after the interval with a precise curling effort.

“It’s always difficult when you play a foreign team because you’re not quite sure what the standard is,” Johnson told BCTV.

“But we know the Eredivisie is a good league and they finished mid-table last season. There were a few nice things that we did, but the real acid test is coming next week and we’ll go from there."

WHAT HE SAID

"You see things and read things that make you think ‘no one really fancies us’, but I feel the players we’ve brought in are not only good players but good team players, which gives everyone else that extra one or two per cent."

Head coach Lee Johnson

GOOD TEAM PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD

“I’m delighted with where we are at this point. We’ve been intense in every game we’ve played and tonight we could’ve won by a couple more goals against good opposition who were in Europe not so long ago.

“It went a little bit stale in the last 15 minutes when we needed to play forward a bit earlier, but I can’t grumble too much.

“I genuinely feel we’ve improved. You see things and read things that make you think ‘no one really fancies us’, but I feel the players we’ve brought in are not only good players but good team players, which gives everyone else that extra one or two per cent.

“If we can keep the morale and keep the team spirit, and if the fans can get on board with what we’re trying to do, we’ll be a match for anybody in this tough division.”

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