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In brief: Pre-Millwall press conference

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

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

Here's what they had to say:

LEE JOHNSON

- Head coach “very pleased” to complete the loan signing of Cauley Woodrow from Fulham, saying the striker has been on his radar for a while

- Johnson admits Milan Djuric’s extended absence with injury enhanced the need to strengthen his forward line

- Millwall game on Saturday “will probably decide whether we’ve had a good or bad start to the season,” he adds

- Johnson describes the Lions as “physical and consistent” and predicts a tough encounter

- Boss pleased to see opposite number Neil Harris succeeding: “It’s good to see a young, English manager doing well”

- Johnson insists City have not received any offers for Joe Bryan from a Premier League club, contrary to reports

- City have taken Icelandic goalkeeper Ogmundur Kristinsson on trial. “I'll let my goalkeeping coach assess him," says Johnson

 

Frank Fielding was in superb form at Brentford in midweek

FRANK FIELDING

- Delighted to see Bobby Reid score late on at Brentford, but insists his own performance on the night did not make the equaliser feel any sweeter

- Keeper won't dwell on his personal heroics and already has his mind focused on Millwall on Saturday

- Fielding feels City are making progress and "heading in the right direction" with a better spirit and more resilience in the team

- Praises new singing section at Ashton Gate and urges supporters to make more noise against the Lions

- Says Millwall will be dangerous opponents following their recent promotion

Cauley Woodrow has signed on a season-long loan

CAULEY WOODROW

- First became aware of City’s interest around ten days ago

- Admits his Fulham career has stalled recently and has found it hard to get regular game time

- Describes himself as “a striker who likes to score goals and be creative around the box”

- Says his loan move to Burton Albion last season was very helpful in his career and probably played a part in generating City’s interest

- Impressed with new-look Ashton Gate and can’t believe the transformation from two years ago

- Wants to follow in the footsteps of England Under-21 team-mate Tammy Abraham in playing regularly and scoring goals in a City shirt

- Declares himself fit and ready to make his debut against Millwall on Saturday

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