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In brief: Pre-Sheffield Wednesday press conference

Lee Johnson met the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

The head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with Jamie Paterson.

Here's what they had to say:


- Johnson delighted for Bailey Wright and Hordur Magnusson, who are poised to represent their countries at the World Cup

- Head coach says everyone is disappointed for Callum O'Dowda, although he adds: "He's still young and the future of Ireland"

- Gustav Engvall's loan has now expired at Djurgarden, although he won't be able to play for City again until January 1st

- Engvall has been given a three-week break before returning to trainig in December

- Jamie Paterson and Nathan Baker are available again after injury

- Johnson reports a "couple of niggly injuries" in the camp; Bailey Wright is suspended

- On The FA's written reasons for Wright's suspension, Johnson says: "What's done is done, it's frustrating but I can't change it"

- City boss spent the international break with his wife in Dubai but says he snuck out to watch  Tammy Abraham's England debut and Callum O'Dowda's appearance for Ireland

- Johnson says Saturday's opponents Sheffield Wednesday are very strong on home soil

- He wants his players to work to nullify Wednesday's strengths and impose their game upon the hosts

- Johnson says there has been no approach for Dean Holden, following rumours of links to the vacant Bury job


- Jamie Paterson says he's feeling much better now after a hamstring complaint

- Winger recalls a difficult period where he suffered illness, followed by the hamstring problem

- Paterson says the international break came at a good time for him personally

- Winger says Hillsborough will be a tough place to go against one of the biggest clubs in the division

- "Every team wants to get one over us now we're in the play-off mix," adds Paterson