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Johnson Happy With Home Comforts

Lee Johnson says he is pleased to have been handed a home tie in the Emirates FA Cup third round.

Ashton Gate will play host to Sky Bet League One visitors in the shape of either Shrewsbury Town or Fleetwood Town, who must contest a second round replay next Tuesday following a goalless stalemate in the first tie.

But Johnson also insisted nobody in BS3 will be taking the lower league opposition lightly.

The City head coach told bcfc.co.uk: “We’re always happy when we get a home tie.

“It’s going to be an interesting fixture when it comes around and a difficult one for us, but we’ll prepare fully because we want to advance to the next round.

“My little girl didn’t quite understand what was going on as I watched the draw on the TV, shouting ‘yes, yes…no, no…yes, yes’ as each potential opponent was drawn out!

“The good thing is we’ve got plenty of time to do our due diligence on the opposition, as we always do.

“Both teams are League One sides and it’s a division I know well. My last game for Barnsley was at Fleetwood in the JPT. At Shrewsbury we know Adam El Abd.

“Ultimately, it’s just good to be at home because if we can get a good number of supporters in the ground then we’ve got as good a chance with them behind us.”