City Youngster Heads Out On Loan
Posted: Tuesday, February 16th 2016
Wednesday, February 17th 2016
Lee Johnson says he will pay particular attention not to harm Bristol City’s team spirit as he looks towards the loan market.
The new head coach is keen to assess the current squad before scouring the market in detail for loan signings before the deadline in March.
And while he won’t ruling out making an addition or two, Johnson won’t be rushed into making knee-jerk signings at a time when City have won three of their last five league games.
Speaking on BBC Radio Bristol’s Sound of the City show, Johnson said: “Of course, we are always in the market and looking and, if anything becomes available that we think can add to the group, then no doubt we will go for it.
"By the same token, you don't want to disrupt the group, especially when they've had a couple of wins and the confidence is high.
"We're looking, we have all the information we need to know in the market and we have options. But I don't want to muck up the equilibrium of the group or dent the spirit, which is really good at the minute. We believe in this group and we have to show them that belief."
Much has been made of City’s search for an additional forward, heightened further by Wes Burns’ departure on loan to Fleetwood Town yesterday, but Johnson added: "The club has brought in some really good players during January and we have a good group here.
"In terms of forwards, I think we have quite a good blend at the moment. We have Lee Tomlin, who can drop off the front and play in those pockets of space behind, we have Kieran Agard, who is keen to do a bit of everything, we have the big man in Aaron Wilbraham to hold up the ball and bring people into play and then we have Jonathan Kodjia, who is quick and can go in behind."
Johnson revealed he had spoken to former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, currently a free agent.
But he added: “He could have come in and trained with us but that won’t happen.”
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