Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Saturday, September 21st 2019

Johnson hails hard-working squad

City’s endeavour secured them a point and clean sheet in a 0-0 draw against Swansea.

It was “a decent point” for Lee Johnson who praised the hard-working nature of his players and saw positives from his team on the counter-attack.

Head Coach Johnson said winning games is always the aim though and more quality and confidence was needed to secure the win.

Closely-fought

“I thought both teams cancelled each other out a little bit in the first half which was not the plan from both teams but so it was.

“I thought we were full of endeavour but lacked a bit of quality today. I thought the ball was a bit hot potato, they were tidying it up better than we were, we looked dangerous on the counter and we had the better of the opportunities in the first half but we weren’t in control of the game. Credit to them really. They’re a good side with good quality.

Player praise

“There were some good performances from our boys: Bentley has kept us in it, Han-Noah Massengo again was good but we lacked that bit of confidence to retain the ball and that’s where we have to improve.

Working hard

“I make no apology for demanding quality from the players. I trust them with my life, they’re a great bunch of lads, they worked their socks off today but we want that bit of quality to go and kill games off at home.

Winning mentality

“I want to win games. Sometimes a draw is good and it keeps the momentum but the unbeaten run shouldn’t become a negative. Actually, it makes people feel nervous because we’re trying to hold the run.

“But we want to get wins, we set out to do that today. It didn’t quite work out and you have to say it’s a decent point on the board in a tough Championship game.”

Match sponsor: Lancer Scott

City hit the road for their next fixture, a trip to Preston North End next Saturday (September 28th, 3pm KO). Online tickets are available via the link below.

BACK CITY AT DEEPDALE

Latest News

Preview: Cardiff City (H)

Preview: Cardiff City (H)

Posted: Friday, July 3rd 2020

'We know what the derby is about' - Vyner

'We know what the derby is about' - Vyner

Posted: Friday, July 3rd 2020

Zak Vyner is latest digital programme cover star

Zak Vyner is latest digital programme cover star

Posted: Friday, July 3rd 2020

Robins Lotto winners (July 3rd)

Robins Lotto winners (July 3rd)

Posted: Friday, July 3rd 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

PGB statement: Stage Two Return to Play
Rugby icon

PGB statement: Stage Two Return to Play

Professional Game Board has given provisional authorisation for Premiership Rugby clubs to move to Stage 2: Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance, from Monday, July 6th.

Posted: Friday, July 3rd 2020 • Rugby

Enjoy televised sport in the Sports Bar & Pizzeria from Saturday!
Stadium icon

Enjoy televised sport in the Sports Bar & Pizzeria from Saturday!

Fans can enjoy televised sport on the largest indoor pub screen in the country from 6pm on Saturday when the Sports Bar & Pizzeria re-opens.

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd 2020 • Stadium

Ashton Gate reveals four-night movie line-up
Stadium icon

Ashton Gate reveals four-night movie line-up

Ashton Gate is delighted to confirm the four-night movie line-up as the stadium transforms into a drive-in cinema this summer.

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd 2020 • Stadium

Hargreaves Lansdown saddle up to back Break the Cycle 2020
Community icon

Hargreaves Lansdown saddle up to back Break the Cycle 2020

More than 60 cyclists from Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) saddled up during June to show their support for Break the Cycle 2020.

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd 2020 • Community

Bristol Sport Foundation welcomes PT SportSuite as Nascence partners
Community icon

Bristol Sport Foundation welcomes PT SportSuite as Nascence partners

Bristol Sport Foundation is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with PT SportSuite.

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd 2020 • Community