Banner image

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

INTERVIEWS ON BCTV

Latest News

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Cardiff (H)

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Cardiff (H)

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022

🎟 Bumper crowd expected in BS3

🎟 Bumper crowd expected in BS3

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022

📣 Davies signs deal with City Women

📣 Davies signs deal with City Women

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022

Support David Gibbs in his battle with brain cancer

Support David Gibbs in his battle with brain cancer

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE! Scarlets vs Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

LIVE! Scarlets vs Bristol Bears

Follow all the action from Parc y Scarlets LIVE as Bristol Bears face Scarlets in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Posted: Saturday, January 22nd 2022 • Rugby

Game recap » Sheffield Sharks 74-75 Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

Game recap » Sheffield Sharks 74-75 Bristol Flyers

A shorthanded Bristol Flyers recovered from a shaky start to defeat Sheffield Sharks by one in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022 • Basketball

Team news: Scarlets vs Bristol Bears - HC R4
Rugby icon

Team news: Scarlets vs Bristol Bears - HC R4

Dan Thomas will make his 100th competitive appearance when Bristol face Scarlets in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday (5.30pm KO).

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022 • Rugby

Match preview: Scarlets (a) - HC R4
Rugby icon

Match preview: Scarlets (a) - HC R4

Everything you need to know ahead of the Heineken Champions Cup clash against Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets.

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022 • Rugby

Annual Combination Day when Bears host Quins
Rugby icon

Annual Combination Day when Bears host Quins

Bristol Bears will host our annual Combination Day when Premiership champions Harlequins visit Ashton Gate on Sunday, March 13th (3pm KO).

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022 • Rugby