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Johnson Wary Of Burton Momentum

Lee Johnson admits City will have to be on their guard to overcome Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow (3pm). 

After defeating Sky Bet League One champions Wigan Athletic on the opening day of the season, Johnson’s charges head to the promoted Brewers in what will be the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. 

Burton began their maiden campaign in the Sky Bet Championship with a 4-3 loss to Nottingham Forest and Johnson feels their transfer business will make it a difficult encounter. 

“They’re a good side,” he told Bristol City Player HD

“They did really well in the summer as they already had a young, enthusiastic side but they’ve now brought in some solid Championship experience. 

“It will be a tough game as, similar to Wigan, they’re a side that’s been used to winning. 

“They got promoted and momentum is with them, so we’ll have to make sure we pick holes in their weaknesses.” 

City earned three points in the season opener against Wigan before progressing to round two of the EFL Cup with victory over Wycombe Wanderers. 

Johnson was disappointed with his team’s display at Adams Park but offered a different perspective after consideration. 

He said: “I was a bit frustrated after Tuesday’s game but on reflection, what more can you ask of the players? 

“They’re a newly-formed group. We’re in the hat for round two, we picked up our first three points of the season at home and everything is positive. 

“Yes, I’m demanding that excellence but we are a work in progress and I’ve got to be careful not to forget that. 

“The sort of things that weren’t good about our performance on Tuesday just take time. The more they integrate with each other, the more sessions we put on and the more understanding they have of what is going on inside mine and my staff’s brains then they’ll get better." 

Tomorrow’s fixture is an all-ticket affair. Supporters have until 2pm to secure a seat by calling 0117 963 0600.

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