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Press Conference: Johnson Pre-Preston North End

City head coach Lee Johnson met with the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Preston North End at Ashton Gate (3pm).

Here’s what he had to say…

- Frank Fielding is still experiencing pain and will be assessed fully today

 - Johnson still to decide whether Ivan Lucic or Richard O'Donnell would play in Fielding's absence

 - Gary O'Neil rated 50/50 due to hamstring injury

 - Korey Smith has a painful stomach condition

 - Johnson out to show players the positive points from Tuesday night against Brentford

 - Boss predicts a tighter contest against Preston, who he watched in action at Nottingham Forest last night

 - Johnson says City went from very rigid against Ipswich to expansive and open versus Brentford

 - Head coach hoping for a better Christmas with a win on Saturday!

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