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Posted Monday, August 6th 2018

The debrief: Post-Nottingham Forest home

A recap of the key messages from Lee Johnson and Andreas Weimann, following our 1-1 opening day draw.

City's head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with goalscorer Weimann.

Here's what they had to say:

LEE JOHNSON

  • He thanked for the fans for the warm reception they gave the players on their return to BS3
  • He felt City could have had a bigger lead before half-time
  • Johnson welcomed the water breaks due to the high heat on the pitch
  • His side continued to compete as Forest improved in the second half
  • Johnson says his side showed "character and quality" to earn a "good point"
  • The debutants impressed - Niki Mäenpaää started in goal, Adam Webster and Jack Hunt in defence and Weimann up front. Mo Eisa came off the bench in the second half.
  • Hakeeb Adelakun faces up to 14 weeks out through an ankle injury, with Marley Watkins missing due to concussion. Bailey Wright is still recovering from a thigh concern.
Weimann's off the mark!

ANDREAS WEIMANN

  • The striker explained how happy he was to get off the mark as a City player
  • He's excited to play as a striker again, a role he sees which maximises his strengths
  • He said City's high press and intensity early on caught Forest by surprise 
  • Warm weather played its part as both sides tired
  • Weimann was thankful to the fans who stuck by the team and helped the players to see the game out
  • With competition for places, he added it oozes excitement within the squad. He said each player knows the importance of playing well, with other individuals ready to come in keeping everyone on their toes

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City return to Sky Bet Championship action when they travel to take on Bolton Wanderers on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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