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Press Conference: Johnson Pre-Leeds United

City head coach Lee Johnson met with the media ahead of tomorrow's Sky Bet Championship clash with Leeds United (7.45pm kick-off).

Here’s what he had to say…

- Johnson says his team were "fantastic" in the first half at Derby, executing the game plan to perfection

- Head coach puts that down to way the central midfielders got hold of the game

- Johnson says Tammy Abraham's 21-goal haul for the season is "an outstanding achievement"

- He adds: "Matty Taylor knows how big an opportunity this is for him and he looked every bit a Championship player on Saturday"

- Slight hamstring problems for Taylor and Lee Tomlin are the only worries for Johnson heading to Leeds

- City boss predicts a "really competitive game" at Elland Road

- Johnson labels Leeds "a huge club for the Championship" but adds "we aren't playing the history, we're playing the 11 players of the here and now"

- Head coach happy with three games unbeaten but adds: "We want wins to move away from the bottom of the table"

- City's players were in yesterday for their 'full stop' meeting debriefing the Derby game and now the focus is on Leeds

- Johnson pleased with the competition for places in the squad

- Asked about Hordur Magnusson's absence, Johnson said: "As I've said before, and it's a similar situation for Scott Golbourne, if they aren't in the XI then they'll probably miss out. We have Zak Vyner who can cover the centre-back and right-back positions, and Jens Hegeler who can also drop in."

- Johnson praises the job Garry Monk is doing in "the pressure cooker environment" at Leeds

- Coach wants his team to go to Leeds with "no fear"

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

 

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