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These Games Are Pivotal - Johnson

City have already sold a combined 4,000 away tickets for the two fixtures.

“I think these two games are pivotal for us,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD. “We want to make sure we deliver good performances in front of decent travelling support.

“You’ve got the top three or four who have sneaked away a little bit and we’re in that group as the chasing pack.

“Both teams that we’re coming up against will be completely different in the way they play, but to be successful in the Championship you have to be able to adapt – that’s why it’s a great league and that’s why we love it.

“We’ll certainly be going to get maximum points and we’ll do our very best to bring them back for the fans.

“We’re always appreciative of the travelling support – whether it be 158 up at Scunthorpe or the 4,000 who went to Fulham last season.”

Only second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion have lost fewer league matches than Birmingham this season.

Blues have been defeated only three times in 16 Championship outings to date.

“They’re very organised with a big, strong defensive unit who are difficult to break down,” Johnson added.

“It will be a really tough game. I’m looking forward to it because I think we need a game now after a tough two weeks’ training.

“I watched them play live against Villa and they were excellent – they worked their socks off.

“We know what we’re going to get and the players will be under no illusions. We’re in a very similar place in the table and I think it’ll be a tight game.”

The boss revealed both Frank Fielding (groin/hip) and Luke Freeman (ankle) have a chance of returning from injury to feature at St Andrew’s.

“Luke Freeman may be slightly worse odds because we need to take our time with him, but Frankie has trained this week so we’ll see how he gets on today,” said Johnson. “Everybody else is alright.”

City’s match at Birmingham City has now sold out for away supporters, with all 1,710 tickets already snapped up.

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