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Posted Sunday, April 22nd 2018

Johnson on the need for leadership

City must show more authority and control, head coach Lee Johnson has insisted.

City twice fought from behind in their 5-5 draw with Hull City on Saturday but had earlier conceded a 4-2 lead.

The result lifted City into tenth place in the Sky Bet Championship, as a spot in the play-offs remains as congested as before with two games of the regular season remaining.

While scoring five goals at home might normally be enough to win a game, Johnson says his side rued the chances they missed.

He told BCTV: "We worked ever so hard, I thought we played well in the first half and limited Hull to one spell of pressure.

"Callum (O'Dowda) had a great chance early on and their keeper has also tipped over the crossbar later. We had a lot of possession and got set pieces into the box and we always looked a threat."

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"It felt like a basketball game," Johnson continued.

"It was ‘we’ll play, you’ll play’ and that’s not acceptable because individuals have to do their jobs better.

"We have to hold our hands up as a group, but we do need to nurture a leadership quality on the pitch."

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