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Press Conference: Johnson Pre-Reading

City head coach Lee Johnson met with the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship trip to Reading (3pm).

Here’s what he had to say…

- Luke Freeman returned to training earlier this week

- Joel Ekstrand had fluid drained from his knee ten days ago and now has an ankle problem

- City aimed to play a number of first-team squad members in Monday's Under-23 game, which was postponed

- Johnson adds: "We've had some great days at Reading. I recall a big crowd and a 2-0 win when (Cole) Skuse supposedly scored a goal."

- Head coach delighted that more than 3,000 City fans will be at the Madejski, adding: "The fans have been brilliant for us."

- City boss says training sessions have been "up there with the best" this week

- Johnson says Dean Holden's arrival on the coaching staff has helped him get involved with more individual sessions

- Head coach says Reading play an expansive game with lots of passes under Jaap Stam

- Johnson says he spoke with Adam Matthews this week about ensuring the defender "gets to 100% in his own mind"

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