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Press Conference: Johnson Pre-Birmingham City

City head coach Lee Johnson met with the media ahead of Sunday's Sky Bet Championship encounter with Birmingham City at Ashton Gate (12noon).

Here’s what he had to say…

- Johnson labels the season a "roller coaster and a steep learning curve"

- Head coach reflects on making history "in good ways and bad" throughout 2016/17 campaign

- Johnson says some younger players deserve to be involved on Sunday

- City boss excited for the club's bumper crowd of circa 25,000

- Club meetings will take place in mid-May before a retained list is revealed

- Johnson keen to show progression by winning and achieving as high a finish as possible

- Birmingham described as a "strong outfit" who will provide a tough test

- Johnson reveals he recently embarked on a scouting mission to Italy, with more trips to come

- City boss predicts Steve Cotterill - the new Birmingham assistant boss - will receive a good reception on his BS3 return

- On Tammy Abraham, head coach says it has been a pleasure to work with "one of England's greatest young talents"

- Johnson says he'd love to loan Abraham again next season but admits chances are in the region of five per cent

- Head coach says City have already received calls from other top clubs about their young players, on the back of Abraham's great season

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


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