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In brief: Pre-Burton Albion press conference

Lee Johnson met the media ahead of Friday night's Sky Bet Championship encounter with Burton Albion.

The City head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with winger Callum O'Dowda.

Here's what they had to say:

LEE JOHNSON

- Bailey Wright is rated "50/50" and will undergo a fitness test ahead of the game

- Eros Pisano is still a week away from full fitness due to his ongoing knee problem

- Milan Djuric is now back in full training

- Gary O'Neil has successfully undergone surgery and is set for 12-16 weeks out

- Players were given four days off over the international break

- Johnson delighted for Hordur Magnusson, who helped Iceland reach the 2018 World Cup

- Head coach hopes Wright, Callum O'Dowda and Famara Diédhiou will join the defender in Russia

- Johnson says Burton will offer a stern test following their bonding trip to Marbella

- Boss pleased to have another Friday night match under the lights

- He admits chance to go second is an incentive for the players

CALLUM O'DOWDA

- Winger "delighted" with how the international break went on a personal and professional level

- O'Dowda made his first start against Moldova before enjoying "electric" atmosphere as Ireland beats Wales to reach play-offs

- At club level, O'Dowda says he's enjoyed a "great start" to the season, playing regularly, with the team performing well

- Winger insists no one will take Burton for granted on Friday evening

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