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We may be the underdogs but we have quality - Johnson

City head coach Lee Johnson says his squad will relish another challenge against Premier League opponents.

Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace travel to BS3 having only won once in the league all season.

That was a shock 2-1 victory against Premier League champions Chelsea, as well as beating Huddersfield and Ipswich in the cup.

Johnson says his City side go into the tie as underdogs but he will pick a side who will be up for the challenge.

Johnson told BCTV: "It's still early days so sometimes when you look at a league table after three or four games and you haven't won a game, the panic sets in, the press get their teeth into it and the manager changes the philosophy so it's difficult.

"Crystal Palace have gone with Roy Hodgson - somebody who is very, very experienced - and he will have worked hard on the training ground to get a structure and organisation which they've clearly got now with a couple of good results in there.

"They will come here expecting to boss the game and it's up to us as the underdogs to show that we have quality as well. I think the players are really going to relish the game.

"I will expect us to compete tomorrow and I will pick a team that I know will go out and put their bodies on the line, put their foot in, be aggressive and get on the foot front - that's what we need after two disappointing games on the spin."

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