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McCoulsky Deserved Debut Chance - Johnson

Lee Johnson says Shawn McCoulsky deserved the chance to make his debut for City at Ashton Gate last night.

The 19-year-old striker was used a late substitute in the 2-1 EFL Cup fourth round defeat at the hands of Premier League club Hull City.

McCoulsky spent the first two months of this campaign on loan at Weston-super-Mare in the National League South, scoring eight goals.

Head coach Johnson told Bristol City Player HD: “It was brilliant for Shawn and he deserved his chance.

“He went out on loan and played regular football for Weston, scoring lots of goals.

“He’s trained with us at Failand and has looked bright; he’s very quick.

“It was a tactical ploy to get him and Tammy (Abraham) on at some point just to try and stretch a defence which we thought might play three at the back.

“I’m delighted for him and I think it’s another advert for our youth setup and policy.”

Fresh from his first-team bow, McCoulsky was back playing for the Under-23s at Newport County today.

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