Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Friday, December 7th 2018

Johnson calls for performance with 'heart and spirit'

Lee Johnson has called on his players to play with “heart and spirit” for their trip to St Andrew’s this weekend.

The head coach believes it was that kind of display which helped them overcome Ipswich Town 3-2 in their last away game.

Next up is Birmingham City tomorrow (Saturday, December 8th, 3pm KO), off the back of two games, where City have picked up four points.

And Johnson strongly believes his side can get the three points.

“Our away performances have been decent,” he said. “The Ipswich game was full of heart and spirit and it will need to be a similar performance in this one to get the three points.

“We’re always bright, we love the challenge of the Championship. We thrive off that and it’s four points from two games and we want that to be seven from three."

Gary Monk’s side picked up a good run of results between the end of August and October and have not lost at home all season, however City are setting themselves up to change all that.

“They have won a couple and lost a couple,” said Johnson, reflecting on the Blues’ recent form. “They were on the back of a good run and there isn’t a lot of expectation on them this year but they have a strong side, looking at the individuals and the money spent.

“They have kept consistency with team selection and that has proved strong for them. They haven’t picked up many injuries, their home record is good and it’s a challenge for us to go and disrupt that.

“We’ll go there to play our game and it will be another good, competitive Championship game full of physical challenges from two teams who can play as well.”

Latest News

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

The Robins Foundation tackle loneliness

The Robins Foundation tackle loneliness

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Gallery: Take a closer look at our 2021/22 away kit

Gallery: Take a closer look at our 2021/22 away kit

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

It almost felt like fate - Delpeche
Basketball icon

It almost felt like fate - Delpeche

Watch our exclusive first interview with Malcolm Delpeche, after returning to Bristol Flyers ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021 • Basketball

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Harlequins
Rugby icon

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Harlequins

Follow all the action LIVE from Ashton Gate as Bristol Bears face Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership semi-final.

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021 • Rugby

Download FREE digital matchday programme
Rugby icon

Download FREE digital matchday programme

Download our FREE digital matchday programme for the Gallagher Premiership semi-final clash with Harlequins at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021 • Rugby

Welcome back, Malcolm Delpeche
Basketball icon

Welcome back, Malcolm Delpeche

Bristol Flyers are proud to welcome Malcolm Delpeche back to the club, ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021 • Basketball

Match preview: Harlequins (h) - Gallagher Premiership SF
Rugby icon

Match preview: Harlequins (h) - Gallagher Premiership SF

Everything you need to know ahead of the Gallagher Premiership play-off semi-final clash with Harlequins at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021 • Rugby