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In brief: Pre-Ipswich Town press conference

Lee Johnson met the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship encounter with Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

The City head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with goalkeeper Frank Fielding.

Here's what they had to say:


- Johnson says City's recent poor record at Portman Road is "there to be broken"

- Head coach also believes last season's 2-1 loss was one the worst displays of 2016/17

- Johnson describes his Ipswich opposite number Mick McCarthy as a "wily old cat", adding: "He has recruited well."

- Boss wants one more big effort from his players ahead of the international break

- Johnson says he is looking forward to seeing his good friend Cole Skuse on Saturday

- City boss jokes that Aden Flint has "probably got a comedy career in the future" after his goal celebration GIF started trending on Twitter

- Eros Pisano, Milan Djuric and Gary O’Neil remain absent through injury

- Marlon Pack will serve a one-match suspension

- City will travel on Thursday evening before training at Colchester on Friday, while the U's utilise the facilities at Failand


- Fielding says Bolton win was a "tough game" although he adds: "We dominated possession throughout."

- Goalkeeper delighted with the club's three straight clean sheets, which he says is a team effort

- Stopper says Luke Steele has settled in well and enjoying his time at Bristol City

- Fielding praises the team spirit in the camp, along with the camaraderie

- City's number one says he is enjoying the way the team are playing this season

- Fielding says he hasn't got a "goal celebration" GIF, but he has been in the green screen room

- Goalkeeper says City's supporters deserve huge credit for the reception they gave to Mark Little and Aaron Wilbraham