Banner image

Press Conference: Johnson Pre-Nottingham Forest

City head coach Lee Johnson met with the media ahead of the Sky Bet Championship clash at Nottingham Forest on Saturday (3pm).

Here’s what he had to say…

- Johnson labels the signing of goalkeeper Fabian Giefer “a great coup for the club” and says he is fit to compete for the number one jersey straightaway

- Head coach thanks Richard O’Donnell for his contribution to City after completing his move to Rotherham United

- Boss reveals Wes Burns will be next through the exit door on a permanent deal

- Johnson admits Shawn McCoulsky will be disappointed with his loan spell at Torquay United after returning to City

- Head coach says Diego De Girolamo is fully deserving of his contract extension after hitting the ground running on loan at Cheltenham Town

- Johnson reveals no new injuries but Korey Smith (six to eight weeks) and Adam Matthews (seven to ten days) remain sidelined

- Boss says midweek victory at Fleetwood left players and staff “enthused but also relieved” and hopes his team can play with more freedom as a result

- Change of formation has helped keep energy levels high during games, according to the head coach

- Johnson says City would like to send Ivan Lucic out on loan, but says the club would rather keep him in England after interest from abroad

- Boss insists Lee Tomlin and Bobby Reid remain crucial to his plans, despite the pair enjoying less game time in recent weeks

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

 

Related News

O'Donnell Exits For Rotherham

O'Donnell Exits For Rotherham

Posted: Thursday, January 19th 2017

A Big Result For The Club - Paterson

A Big Result For The Club - Paterson

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th 2017

De Girolamo Pens Extended Deal

De Girolamo Pens Extended Deal

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Johnson's Pride As City Return To Winning Ways

Johnson's Pride As City Return To Winning Ways

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Latest News

📆 City take on Pilgrims in pre-season

📆 City take on Pilgrims in pre-season

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

📖 Part 2: Wonderful Weimann's record-breaking year

📖 Part 2: Wonderful Weimann's record-breaking year

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

🗓 On this day: Bristol City 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

🗓 On this day: Bristol City 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

📣 Job Vacancy: Women’s Lead Performance Analyst

📣 Job Vacancy: Women’s Lead Performance Analyst

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert
Stadium icon

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert

With just a few days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

The Killers Concert: Travel Information
Stadium icon

The Killers Concert: Travel Information

With just two days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

End of season awards 2021/22: who won what?
Rugby icon

End of season awards 2021/22: who won what?

Bristol Bears men held their End of Season Awards dinner at Ashton Gate on Sunday evening, with Joe Joyce's outstanding campaign recognised with three awards.

Posted: Monday, May 23rd 2022 • Rugby

Highlights: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Highlights: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears

Jennine Detiveaux's last-gasp try saw Exeter Chiefs snatch a last-gasp victory in a pulsating Allianz Premier 15s semi-final at Sandy Park.

Posted: Monday, May 23rd 2022 • Rugby

Report: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Report: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears

Jennine Detiveaux's last-gasp try saw Exeter Chiefs snatch a last-gasp victory in a pulsating Allianz Premier 15s semi-final at Sandy Park.

Posted: Sunday, May 22nd 2022 • Rugby