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Johnson Warns Of 'Wounded' Canaries

Lee Johnson admits his City players will face a 'wounded animal' when Norwich City visit Ashton Gate tonight (7.45pm).

The Canaries were thrashed 5-1 by Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday ahead of another lengthy jaunt to BS3 this evening.

551 miles - The distance Norwich City's players will have travelled in the last week by the time the game kicks off.

One of the favourites to make an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation last May, Norwich find themselves nine points adrift of the play-off zone as they arrive in Bristol. 

“They could be the dangerous, wounded animal,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD, referring to their setback at Hillsborough. 

Watch: Norwich thumped 5-1 by sheffield wednesday last weekend

“We have to make sure we compete with them. I know it probably sounds repetitive but it’s down to what we do, rather than the opposition. 

“We know the pressure is on. We know we need to produce results and it’s a good game for us. On paper it’s a good game for us because we’re the underdogs. 

“They’ve been relegated from the Premier League, with a lot of top players and big resources. They were expected to go straight back up.” 

Johnson’s side have 11 games remaining, with six of them in BS3, and he is hoping to make home advantage count. 

“I thought the fans were fantastic on Saturday,” he added. “At times when the game got frustrating, they kept going and kept singing. 

“The players gave their all and had some really good chances before the end. That needs to be the same for tonight’s game. 

“We want this result so much for everyone.” 

Secure your seat for the Norwich game by calling 0117 963 0600 or online now. Tickets will also be available on the night.