Banner image

Johnson Pleased With Squad's Condition

Bristol City players reported back for pre-season training in wet conditions at Failand yesterday.

The footballs were out as head coach Lee Johnson put the squad through their paces after the summer break. 

The players were all given unique training schedules to adhere to in the off-season and Johnson was pleased with their conduct on their return. 

“I’m really happy with the physical condition of the players,” he told bcfc.co.uk

“Not one player has a higher body fat percentage than recorded at the end of the season so they’ve all worked hard over the summer. 

“It means there’s no pre-season fat club - just me and Pembo!” 

Last season’s top scorer Jonathan Kodjia and new recruit Gary O’Neil, alongside Korey Smith (ankle) and Frank Fielding (knee), were absent from the first session back. 

“We’ve given Jonathan an extra week off due to his commitments with the Ivory Coast,” he said. 

“Gary O’Neil will join us on the July 1st and Korey isn’t far away from returning to the training pitches. 

“Hopefully we’ll soon have a few further additions to the squad ahead of our pre-season matches.”

Latest News

Remembering Harry Dolman

Remembering Harry Dolman

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020

Join us as we unite to Help Our Communities Get Better Health

Join us as we unite to Help Our Communities Get Better Health

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020

Disability sport returns

Disability sport returns

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020

New home for City Women

New home for City Women

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Win a digital content campaign with Bristol Flyers for your business
Basketball icon

Win a digital content campaign with Bristol Flyers for your business

Enter your business for the opportunity to win a digital content campaign with Bristol Flyers during the 2020/21 campaign.

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020 • Basketball

BT Sport to broadcast every match played behind closed doors
Rugby icon

BT Sport to broadcast every match played behind closed doors

Premiership Rugby confirms that the resumption of the 2019-20 Gallagher Premiership season will be shown live on BT Sport, with every match played behind closed doors shown live.

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020 • Rugby

Premiership Rugby confirm remaining fixtures
Rugby icon

Premiership Rugby confirm remaining fixtures

Premiership Rugby have confirmed the full remaining fixture list for the 2019/20 season, and the BT Sport TV picks, ahead of the league’s restart.

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020 • Rugby

Luatua targeting fast start when Premiership resumes
Rugby icon

Luatua targeting fast start when Premiership resumes

Steven Luatua has urged the Bears to be quick out of the blocks when the Gallagher Premiership returns next week, with Saracens the visitors to Ashton Gate on Saturday, August 15th.

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020 • Rugby

Become a digital partner with Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Become a digital partner with Bristol Bears

Find out more about how to become a digital partner with Bristol Bears and their innovative and entertaining social media channels.

Posted: Thursday, August 6th 2020 • Rugby