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Posted Sunday, July 14th 2019

Johnson reflects on mixed display

Lee Johnson reflected on a mixed performance following the 2-1 defeat to Derby County as City continued their pre-season preparations.

City’s second game against Derby County in less than 24 hours ended in a defeat at the IMG Academy Field.

Following the 1-0 win over the Rams in a weather-abandoned match the previous evening after Famara Diedhiou’s early goal, the re-match went the way of Philip Cocu’s side.

Goals from Mason Bennett and Ikechi Anya gave Derby a two-goal lead before Saikou Janneh pulled one back for a completely changed City side to ensure the games stayed even over the two games.

Head Coach Johnson said: “It’s another good run-out. There were some bits I was very pleased. In the first 30 minutes we had some great moves and should have scored a couple in that time, particularly around the far post.

“In the second half I was disappointed if I’m honest with some of the applications and I expect more from some of the lads we had out there. But it is early days and it is pre-season and I have to take every single situation and use it as information and a decision-making process towards the start of the season.

“What I really want is an enthusiasm to play for Bristol City and that’s the bit in pre-season that I am judging, to make sure that I am comfortable that we can trust that when we put somebody out in front of a 25,000 crowd at Ashton Gate that they are going to be absolutely committed in their body language as well as their footballing ability.”

Training camp so far  

“It’s been brilliant and the lads have really worked hard,” reflected Johnson.

“Sometimes it’s difficult in this heat but that’s what we are here for – to work extremely hard and enjoy each other’s company, which we have been doing. We have got the right balance between fun and work and it’s an important phase of the season for bonding particularly – you want to forge those relationship on and off the pitch and we are certainly doing that.”

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