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We Need To Get Through This Sticky Patch - Johnson

Lee Johnson has warned the media not to overhype the significance of tomorrow’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Ipswich Town (3pm kick-off).


City have won once in their last eight outings, despite some impressive performances on the road at Birmingham City and Reading in recent weeks.

Next up is a home encounter with Mick McCarthy’s Tractor Boys, who currently sit immediately beneath City in the Championship table on equal points.

“There’s a danger that you can overhype the fixture,” Johnson said at his weekly press conference on Bristol City Player HD.

“Every game is important in the Championship and every win you can get is important, so this weekend’s game isn’t any more important than another.

“We’ve hit a bit of a sticky patch in front of goal in terms of taking our chances. I’d be more concerned if we weren’t creating those opportunities.

“You would always take a result over a performance and of course I’d take a scrappy 1-0 win this weekend with a dodgy refereeing decision.”

Johnson also revealed he took a phone call from referees’ chief David Allison this week, accepting that City were on the wrong end of three key decisions at Reading last weekend.

Tammy Abraham was incorrectly flagged offside in the process of scoring in the first half, while the penalty awarded to Reading and the failure to hand City a spot-kick late on were also accepted to be incorrect calls.

Tomorrow’s game with Ipswich is a repeat of Johnson’s first game in charge, when an Aden Flint brace earned City a 2-1 win in BS3.

“It was a hazy day really because there was so much going on but I remember receiving a great reception from the supporters,” Johnson recalled.

“It would be great to get a repeat of that result tomorrow!”

City have no injuries in the camp, something Johnson credits to the hard work of the sports science and medical teams. Joe Bryan will be missing through suspension.

Tickets for the game remain on general sale, with a crowd in excess of 18,000 anticipated. Call 0117 963 0600 to book, or buy online.

 

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