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Our World Came Crashing Down - Johnson

Lee Johnson admitted City “came crashing down” after flying out of the blocks against Preston North End at Ashton Gate.

An explosive start saw the hosts create a series of early chances only to be caught cold by Simon Makienok’s first-half opener, scored completely against the run of play.

City initially struggled to regain their momentum, but increasing pressure was finally rewarded by a fine header from substitute Aaron Wilbraham 12 minutes from time.

With Johnson’s men in the ascendancy and pushing for a winner, Daniel Johnson sliced an attempted cross into the back of the net to snatch maximum points for the visitors.

“It was a huge setback for us but it’s happened far too much this season,” the head coach told Bristol City Player HD.

“I think the first goal was scored after 21 minutes and up to that point we were really good.

“Our distances were good, we were in possession, in position, we created chances and we should’ve had a penalty.

“But we concede a poor goal, which we’re liable to do, and our world comes crashing down.

“We get a bit stretched – sometimes that’s the bit of physicality we’re lacking, sometimes that’s the bit of organisation we’re lacking.

“When we get stretched it’s almost like banging your head against a brick wall – eventually it’ll split; at the moment that’s our defence.”

Johnson says City’s recent run of results has clarified his thinking ahead of the January transfer window.

“I think it takes me into the January window, and us as a club, knowing what we need,” he added.

“Enough is enough now and a couple of tweaks need to be made. We’ll do our very best to get that in January.

“I know what I’d like. Steve and the Board have been fantastic and we’ve been talking about people to bring in.

“There’s a lot right, but there’s a little bit wrong – that’s the bit that’s driving me insane. We need to tip the balance pretty quickly.”