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Posted Sunday, April 1st 2018

We can't be prisoners of our past - Johnson

Bristol City will be out to beat Brentford for the first time in nine years when the Bees travel to Ashton Gate on Easter Monday.

It has been eight matches since the Robins last won against Brentford - a 1-0 away victory in the League Cup on August 11th 2009.

But head coach Lee Johnson says history will play no part on Monday afternoon (3pm kick-off), where a win will keep his side apace with those challenging for the play-offs.

The game comes just 72 hours after City's 2-2 draw with Barnsley, meaning a starting XI shuffle could be on the cards as he juggles player fitness.

Johnson told BCTV: "History means nothing and we can’t be prisoners of our past.

"It's a big game for us and we will need everybody. We will need to play better, the pitch should be better and that’s conducive to the way we play.

"It’s going to be a hard team selection for Monday. I’ll have to think hard about that, maybe I'll sit in a dark room with Paolo Nutini on!"

WATCH: BROWNHILL AND JOHNSON FOLLOWING BARNSLEY DRAW

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