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Press Conference: Johnson Pre-Barnsley

City head coach Lee Johnson met with the media ahead of tomorrow's Sky Bet Championship encounter with Barnsley at Ashton Gate (3pm).

Here’s what he had to say…

- Johnson reveals “a couple of niggles” in the camp that may require late decisions

- Aaron Wilbraham has suffered grade one medial knee ligament damage and will be sidelined for between four days and two weeks

- Milan Djuric is still feeling discomfort (hernia) having not featured since early March

- Mark Little suffered a hamstring complaint at Blackburn but has not yet been ruled out

- Gary O’Neil (hamstring) is rated 50/50, but Johnson admits the Barnsley game “could come too soon”

- Head coach unconcerned by prospect of depleted striking options, saying Jamie Paterson, Lee Tomlin and Bobby Reid can all slot in to support a centre-forward 

- Johnson says of Paterson “the world is his oyster” should he maintain his current form

- Victory over Barnsley would take City to 51 points. “You’d like to think that would be enough but you never know. It’s always dangerous setting targets,” he adds

- Boss praises his former club for their recruitment of young players

- "It will be nice to see some friends from Barnsley but on the day it's all about the three points,” Johnson says

- Head coach targeting nine points from City’s three remaining fixtures and is determined to finish as high as possible

Listen to his pre-match press conference in full on Bristol City Player HD.

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