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Posted Friday, October 26th 2018

In brief: Pre-Stoke City (H)

Head coach Lee Johnson and left-back Jay Dasilva look ahead to the visit of Stoke City

Below is a summary of what the pair had to say to the media ahead of Wednesday evening's Sky Bet Championship fixture.

Lee Johnson

  • Nathan Baker is going through the concussion protocols and was running today but may not be involved against Stoke City.
  • Niki Mäenpää was passing balls over 10 to 15 yards to build up confidence in his abductor that had been injured.
  • Hakeeb Adelakun and Mo Eisa will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Yeovil Town next Tuesday and it will be a “marker” to see how they get on.
  • Eros Pisano is progressing and while he will not play against Yeovil Town he could be involved the following week if a further closed game was arranged.
  • City haven’t conceded many goals late on in games but have also scored goals indicating that the Robins get stronger as the game progresses.
  • Stoke City have had an extra day’s recovery after drawing 1-1 with Sheffield United on Tuesday.
  • Johnson saluted the influence of squad mentor Bill Beswick as a “fantastic man and an excellent psychologist” with a lot of experience.
Jay Dasilva is enjoying live in BS3

Jay Dasilva

  • Dasilva said he was enjoying “the people and the city of Bristol” while knowing Lloyd Kelly from England age group teams had helped him settle in.
  • A former winger/centre-forward, he entered the Chelsea Academy at the age of 13 from his hometown club Luton and moved to left-back.
  • Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole was a player Dasilva looked up to at Stamford Bridge.
  • Dasilva’s brother Cole plays for Brentford B and there was some good “banter” between them after last week’s 1-0 City win at Griffin Park.
  • Away from the pitch he enjoys playing FIFA 19 and was keen to challenge Matty Taylor in the virtual footballing world.

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