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Johnson aiming for more Carrow Road success

Lee Johnson has worked hard to turn Ashton Gate into a fortress – and now he’s looking to crack Norwich City’s impressive home record.

The City head coach takes his charges to Carrow Road tomorrow, a venue in which the Canaries have only lost twice in their last 19 fixtures.

During his playing days, Johnson twice helped City to three points in Norwich – and now he hopes to do the same as a head coach.

“They’re a good side with a lot of top players,” Johnson told BCTV. “They were still in the Premier League just over a year ago and they added to their squad well during the summer.

“Whether it’s signing Marley Watkins, who I had at Barnsley, or the old stagers like Wes Hoolahan, Norwich have quality players across the pitch.

“We’ve had some good results at Carrow Road over the years. It’s a great place to play, a real football town, and it will be difficult.

“The good thing for me is, I don’t think I’ve ever had a squad full of players who are in form. It makes it difficult because I have to pick a team, but it’s a good place to be in.”

City are flying across to East Anglia today and Johnson added: “We’re very thankful to the Board for agreeing to pay a little more to aid the players’ recovery, not just in preparation for the Norwich, but to help them ahead of Tuesday’s game with Bolton Wanderers.”


Michael McIndoe celebrates in 2007/08
Scott Murray found the net off both posts
Bradley Orr and Lee Trundle celebrate


Gary O’Neil is ruled out of a return to his former club after a third bout of injections on his knee. City hope to welcome back Eros Pisano to the squad.

City fans will be able to pay on the day at Carrow Road by cash only.