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In brief: Pre-Derby County press conference

Lee Johnson met the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Derby County at Ashton Gate.

The City head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with loan attacker Jonathan Leko.

Here's what they had to say:


- Gary O'Neil ruled out again after having injections on his knee

- Eros Pisano given just a 35% chance of playing after recent knee problem

- Jens Hegeler has hurt his neck and will miss the game

- Head coach Lee Johnson says he could make "two or three changes" to keep freshness in his team

- Boss labels the 3-3 draw at Wolves "like a Premier League match"

- Johnson was pleased with Jonathan Leko's first start for the club but insists he doesn't want to put too much pressure on the youngster

- Head coach says Famara Diedhiou had a spring in his step after his second goal for the club

- Johnson adds: "I think a lot Fam's work goes unnoticed - he's scored twice and provided two assists in seven league games."

- City boss watched Derby's 5-0 win over Hull City last Friday night and says they are packed with quality

- Johnson wary that Derby made a hatful of changes in midweek in their Carabao Cup tie with Barnsley

- Boss pleased to be back at Ashton Gate after a three-week absence and says: "We're looking forward to having the power of the crowd behind us again."

West Brom loanee Jonathan Leko made his first start at Wolves


- Leko says he has settled in well at Ashton Gate so far

- Youngster enjoyed his first start at Wolves and says City earned a good point, despite the hosts' late equaliser

- Winger says the Championship will be relentless but is looking forward to the opportunity of regular football

- Leko has never played at Ashton Gate before so is excited ahead of his first experience this weekend

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