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James Crawley

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Posted Thursday, January 18th 2018

Interest shows we're doing things right - Johnson

Lee Johnson says any interest in his players shows City are "doing something right".

A number of his squad have been linked with moves away from Ashton Gate during the transfer window and the City boss admits it's a Catch 22 situation.

Johnson has described not losing any of his squad during the current January transfer window as "successful", while he remains in the market for one or two new fresh faces.

In terms of incomings, City have already signed Liam Walsh from Everton on a permanent deal, with Liverpool Academy product Ryan Kent also moving to BS3 on loan until the end of the season.

When asked if he was frustrated about reports linking City players with other clubs, former midfielder Johnson told BCTV: "No, I think it’s a good thing. I think it shows the club are doing something right as a whole.

"What frustrates me is when clubs go into the public domain about our players and nobody has during the current window. We like business to be done professionally and I am sure it will continue like this.

WHAT HE SAID

"We like business to be done professionally and I am sure it will continue like this."

Lee Johnson

"We don’t want to lose players. We are in a great position, not only for this season but we are building as well for next season.

"We are still a club that is building in all areas and we hope that if we make many right decision and few wrong ones that we will have a good chance of being where we want to be in the near future.

"We are all working very hard and we just keep going in that pursuit of excellence."

By the end of February, City will have featured live on Sky Sports no fewer than ten times this seasons, including encounters with Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City.

Asked if he was concerned about his players being in the public eye so much in the midst of the transfer window, Johsnon revealed: "You do worry about it sometimes, especially when facing Premier League sides because most top-flight teams will have a question mark against players unless they’ve played at that level.

"When they perform against players of that level you do have a little bit of panic because the question marks have gone away.

"The bigger picture is the brand of Bristol City. The fans have shown themselves in a fantastic light over the Sky games.

"I think people are potentially looking over the fence at Bristol City, from across Europe and throughout England and saying ‘that looks like a really good club to play your football’."

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