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Johnson wants City playing to the right tune

Lee Johnson is aiming to end City’s dismal run of results at Ipswich Town tomorrow (3pm) – but he won’t be using Pavarotti’s tones as inspiration this time around.

Speaking ahead of the club’s trip to Portman Road, where City haven’t been victorious since 1978, Johnson recalled the club’s nightmare visit to Suffolk in 2007.

It ended with a 6-0 defeat and Bradley Orr being red-carded, but the City head coach – who lined up in central midfield that day – has belatedly taken the blame!

Johnson told BCTV: “It was my job to provide the music in the dressing room and the pre-match inspiration.

“I decided to go a bit left field at Ipswich and play Nessun Dorma. We got thumped 6-0, Brad got a red card and we were playing in slow motion.

“I was quite swiftly moved from music duties!”

WHAT HE SAID

“I decided to go a bit left field at Ipswich and play Nessun Dorma...we got thumped 6-0."

Head coach Lee Johnson

City’s preparations this time around has taken them to East Anglia two days early.

Johnson explained: “We decided we would travel on the Thursday evening. We’ve got full use of Colchester United’s training ground on Friday, while they use Failand ahead of their match with Yeovil.

“Ipswich are a good side in good form, just like ourselves. Mick (McCarthy, Ipswich boss) is a wily old cat who has recruited well over the summer to add to the quality already in his squad.”

Marlon Pack is suspended for the match, while Eros Pisano (knee), Milan Djuric (groin) and Gary O’Neil (knee) are the other absentees through injury.

City fans will be able to pay on the day at Portman Road – by cash only.

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