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Johnson Reiterates Need For Three Transfer Windows

Lee Johnson has reiterated it could take three transfer windows to get his City team where he wants it to be.

Appointed in February, the head coach oversaw an incredibly busy summer in which a total of 33 deals were done at Ashton Gate, including 12 new arrivals to the first team squad.

But Johnson admits there is still a gap to bridge between City and the very best Sky Bet Championship sides.

“I see a few too many things that upset me against the top teams,” he said.

“We have to grow and keep getting better – whether that’s through nurturing our own or bringing players in.

“We need to continue on our path of developing our players because we have to give them the opportunity.

“But if they can’t take it, they have to drop down the pecking order and someone else comes in over the top of them.

“It sounds a bit negative, but that’s just the process of an evolving football club.

“This is why I’ve said we need three transfer windows, because clearly there’s still business to be done to match the top couple of teams.”

“It sounds a bit negative, but that’s just the process of an evolving football club."