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Let's Prove Pundits Wrong - Johnson

Lee Johnson says his players are determined to prove the football world wrong when City travel to face Sky Bet Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow (5.30pm).

The Seagulls, already promoted to the Premier League, know a victory will ensure they go up as champions even if Newcastle United beat Cardiff City in South Wales tonight.

With the Sky cameras in position at the Amex Stadium, Johnson is aware all eyes will be on the hosts rather than his team, who will still need a point to guarantee safety should results go against them earlier in the day.

“We’re not an easy team to play against but we’re the bridesmaid, not the bride in this game,” the head coach told Bristol City Player HD.

“Everybody is expecting Brighton to win and win comfortably. You hear on the media circuit people saying it’ll be an easy three points for them, which puts a bit of anger and aggression inside everybody.

“Pundits are there to give opinions, but it makes you want to prove exactly what you’re about.

“We know that everything is against us going into this game. Brighton are at home and they’re probably going to be the champions.

“But we’ve got a job to do and we’ve performed very well over the last four or five weeks. We want to continue that between now and the end of the season.

“Brighton have been on Sky 18 times this year so they’ll be used to it. The last time we were on Sky against Huddersfield our boys put on a sterling show, so hopefully we can repeat that.”

Johnson revealed Gary O’Neil and Aaron Wilbraham remain sidelined by injury and are unlikely to feature again this season.

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