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In brief: Pre-Barnsley press conference

Lee Johnson and Bailey Wright met the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship opener with Barnsley at Ashton Gate.

City's head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with his newly-appointed captain.

Here's what they had to say:

LEE JOHNSON

- Bailey Wright has been appointed team captain for the 2017/18 season

- Wright is a "great man" who "drives standards" and is a "real leader"

- Johnson confirms the club has turned down a bid for Aden Flint and Joe Bryan, describing it as "derisory"

- City boss says the club is under no pressure to sell any players, adding that he has support on that from owner Steve Lansdown

- Johnson hasn't ruled out adding to his squad before Saturday's season opener

- Milan Djuric could return to the squad after a recent groin problem

- Matty Taylor has had a second injection on his groin injury and is ruled out of the Barnsley game

- Johnson is hoping the location of the new singing section will boost the vociferous nature of the support at home games

- City boss confirms the pitch has been narrowed slightly for the 2017/18 campaign

Bailey Wright has been handed the captain's armband

BAILEY WRIGHT

- Australian international says he's honoured to have been handed the captain's armband

- Wright says he's had the opportunity to captain Preston North End in the past, as well as City in pre-season, but is excited about the full time role

- The defender insists he's fully refreshed and ready for the campaign despite his international commitments over the close season

- Wright is enthused by the strength of the current City squad and the competition for places in the defence

- The centre-half feels the Tenerife pre-season training camp has only made the group tighter

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