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'We were in sync today' - Johnson

Lee Johnson said City turned the pain of their recent defeats into a 3-0 victory over Luton Town, in the club's final game of the year.

The head coach added that his players were "in sync" as Marley Watkins opened the Robins’ account after only four minutes before Famara Diédhiou and Andreas Weimann completed the scoring either side of half-time.

Here’s what Johnson told Robins TV: 


“It’s not easy when you have four losses. The boys were hurting but we used that power from the pain to show controlled aggression. From back to front I thought we defended extremely well and I am most proud of the clean sheet.

“We had one aim as a team and I thought every player was in sync today. We had worked at walking pace on the detail of the shape.

“But massive praise and credit to the team because the boys consciously or sub-consciously hear the noise but you have got to remain competitive and I thought that result today proved that we were competitive.”

Tomas Kalas helps City keep a clean sheet

Marley Watkins

“It was nice to see the first goal because it was something that we had worked on, playing Marley off the right, because he is a threat off the far post so I am delighted for him that he scored the goal.

“I thought he was very dangerous – he and Andi (Weimann) and Fam (Diédhiou) - almost every time the ball went into them they got hold of it and we played forward that little bit quicker today, not as direct but when we won it back, we moved into the forwards and that allowed us to build a dangerous attack.”

Marley Watkins was a threat on the right

Back on track

“It’s hard to enjoy it because at the moment it feels like relief that we are back on the right track and very quickly our mindset has to turn to Brentford who are a fantastic side and we are going to need a big effort from the boys to get another win."

Johnson was pleased that the players had bounced back from four successive defeats

City return to action in BS3 on New Year’s Day when they host Brentford.


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