Banner image

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.

 

Related News

Bryan Suspended For Ipswich Clash

Bryan Suspended For Ipswich Clash

Posted: Thursday, December 1st 2016

There Will Be Changes - Johnson

There Will Be Changes - Johnson

Posted: Thursday, December 1st 2016

Flint Knows What He Wants for Christmas

Flint Knows What He Wants for Christmas

Posted: Thursday, December 1st 2016

Latest News

🎥 Smith proud of valiant Robins display

🎥 Smith proud of valiant Robins display

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022

💳 Enjoy your Severnside Derby 40% discount

💳 Enjoy your Severnside Derby 40% discount

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022

📝 Report: Manchester City 3-1 Bristol City Women

📝 Report: Manchester City 3-1 Bristol City Women

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022

🔎 Miss Kick Match Preview: Manchester City (A)

🔎 Miss Kick Match Preview: Manchester City (A)

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

Number Crunch: Scarlet Fever
Rugby icon

Number Crunch: Scarlet Fever

All of the key player, team and form statistics ahead of the Heineken Champions Cup clash with Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets.

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022 • Rugby

New date announced for Scorchers clash
Basketball icon

New date announced for Scorchers clash

A new date Bristol Flyers' previously postponed trip to Surrey Scorchers has been announced.

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022 • Basketball

Heat Recruitment make third donation to Digital Inclusion project
Bristol Sport icon

Heat Recruitment make third donation to Digital Inclusion project

Local company and long-time collaborators with the Bristol Sport Foundation (BSF), Heat Recruitment, have made a second donation of digital devices.

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022 • Bristol Sport

Piutau launches Tonga Tsunami Relief fundraising appeal
Rugby icon

Piutau launches Tonga Tsunami Relief fundraising appeal

Charles Piutau has launched a fundraising appeal to support communities affected by the devastating Tsunami in Tonga.

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022 • Rugby

Behind the Bears: Champions Cup fever
Rugby icon

Behind the Bears: Champions Cup fever

Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our bonus-point victory over Stade Francais in round three of the Heineken Champions Cup.

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022 • Rugby