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It's A Cup Final - Johnson

Lee Johnson has called for a “cup final mentality” as City host Burton Albion in a crucial Sky Bet Championship encounter tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm).

The head coach knows victory for his side over the Brewers – on their first-ever visit to Ashton Gate – would move them above their visitors in the table.

That’s why Johnson labelled the game “must win” earlier this week, asking for a “unified” approach from everyone associated with the club.

He told Bristol City Player HD: “We want to win and want to claw ourselves back on Burton. We can go above them with a win and that’s the aim.

“We want that cup final mentality. That means the supporters, the players, everyone coming together and being unified for a really important game.

“We’ve got to be the ones that are fighting longest and hardest. We have to be positive going into this game.

“The fans need to help us create the atmosphere but the players can help that, whether that’s through a crunching tackle, shots or their energy and togetherness.

“The away support we’ve had at Newcastle and Aston Villa has been fantastic and we need the same again tomorrow.”

Playing at the highest level in their eight-year stint in the EFL – having spent the previous 59 years in their history in non-league football – Burton are now looking to upset the odds in securing Championship survival.

Johnson added: “What (Burton boss) Nigel Clough has done with their budget is nothing short of phenomenal.

“They’ve got good, experienced players. They’re full of spirit and leaders.

“I know Nigel well having played for him (at Derby County) and he has a strong mindset and mentality. His players will be the same and they’ll come here expecting to get the points.

“Both teams need the win so much.”

City are waiting to discover the fitness of strike pair Tammy Abraham (thigh) and Milan Djuric (stomach).

Tickets for the game remain on general sale. To secure your seat simply call 0117 963 0600 or buy online.

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