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Johnson wins Bristol Post Sports Award

City Head Coach Lee Johnson has been named Coach of the Year at the 2019 Bristol Post Sports awards.

Johnson was named winner of the accolade, having gone head to head with Bristol Rovers' Graham Coughlan and Pat Lam of Bristol Bears.

While Johnson was unable to be present on the night, he used his acceptance speech to highlight everyone who works in a coaching capacity at all levels in sport.

He said: "I'm always very inspired by all levels of coaches and the fantastic thing about the evening is for a professional coach to see how much work and sacrifice goes on at the grass roots level of all sports.

"It's a credit as humans to everybody that puts in that time and effort, often for very little pay, but for huge reward particularly when dealing with coaching and helping young people.

"So, on behalf of Bristol City, my coaching staff and myself, thank you very much for my award and a very big well done to everyone involved at Bristol Sport and the work you are doing."

Johnson, who was appointed head coach at City in 2016, has steered the club higher up the Sky Bet Championship rankings season-on-season and in the 2018/19 campaign finished eighth - their best position at this level in 11 years with an average home attendance of 21,000.

The awards evening was held on Thursday (November 14th) and was presented by John Inverdale.

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