Johnson happy with Robins’ squad strength

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Lee Johnson said Bristol City are 'still a work in progress' after seeing them move into the Championship play-off positions.

Lee Johnson said Bristol City are ‘still a work in progress’ after seeing them move into the Championship play-off positions.

The hosts recovered from conceding a bizarre opening goal to claim the points with strikes from Josh Brownhill, Marley Watkins, Famara Diedhiou and Marlon Pack sealing a 4-1 win against Blackburn at Ashton Gate on Sunday.

Head coach Johnson, who was cautioned for dissent by referee David Webb in the first half, was in predictably high spirits after the victory.

He said: ‘It wasn’t the perfect performance because we conceded a really strange goal.

‘But this is a new group of players getting to know one another’s game, which might explain it.

‘We are still a work in progress, but we have more depth in certain positions thanks to new players being brought in.

‘I particularly wanted to address the back-line because my teams will always score goals.

‘In Tomas Kalas, we have brought in a real warrior. It was good to have Diedhiou back after his six-match ban and that gives us options up front as well.

‘I have just met up with the owner and he tells me I must pay a fine or take a forfeit for my yellow card,’ he said.

‘I asked him if he would say what the forfeit was before I paid – but he wouldn’t, so I have a decision to make.’

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