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James Crawley

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Posted Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

The debrief: Rotherham United (A)

Head coach Lee Johnson assesses City's 0-0 draw away to Rotherham United.

Below is a summary of what he told the post-match media.

  • The head coach said that, if offered a point at half-time, he would have “shaken hands and taken it but we finished strong in the second half.”
  • City had to fight for every point in a Championship that was getting stronger
  • Rotherham had injuries but their starting XI “worked their socks off and were bright and busy.”
  • Johnson gave his team “a lively” half-time talk “because it needed to be said” although he praised centre-halves Nathan Baker and Adam Webster.
  • Substitutes Marley Watkins, Matty Taylor and Jamie Paterson made a difference and “we could have and should have won it in the second half.”
  • In the second half City were “more aggressive in our passing and better body contact, with our strikers holding the ball up better and we had a few more waves of attack.”
  • Johnson said there was “mutual respect” between City and Rotherham and they were happy to loan Zak Vyner to the Millers.
  • His frustration that no action was taken by the referee after goalkeeper Marek Rodak “knee-dropped” Jamie Paterson led to his own yellow card.

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