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Posted Friday, March 8th 2019

Johnson ready for Leeds test

Head Coach Lee Johnson is relishing what he describes as a "stern test" as City look to keep the pressure on those above and around them.

High-flying Leeds United visit Ashton Gate tomorrow with City heading into it off the back of a good point away to Preston North End.

The signs from the second half of last week's 1-1 draw were encouraging and Johnson is calling on his players for a full 90-minute display.

"The challenge for the team is to be a 90-minute team," he said. "In the second half [against Preston] our play was more aggressive. We played forward with attitude and energy and when we do that we have really good footballers.

"There’s an opposition there trying to disrupt our natural game and we respect that but we have to do all sides of the game, all the time. I’m looking forward to this, another big game against Leeds. It’s another stern test for us."

The match sees two teams pushing a strong finish and Johnson says he is as excited as ever with just 12 games of the regular season remaining.

But with excitement remains the task at hand and he's very much aware of the short-term aims if City are to achieve long-term goals.

He said: "To be in this position with 12 games to go, we have to enjoy it. I mean that for the players, staff, fans and everyone involved with the club.

"We look to the next game but the big picture is progression and improving performance, day in, day out. The short term picture is the focus for the Saturday, to make sure we work on the intricacies that change from game-to-game and then there are the daily joys. That’s down to the people you work with, not always the destination."

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