Johnson Wants Atmosphere For Fulham
Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has called on the fact to make Ashton Gate 'cauldron like' when we host Fulham on Wednesday evening.
With City again losing a multiple goal lead for a second week running, Fulham come into the tie extremely high on confidence following a two nil victory over then second placed Aston Villa to extend their unbeaten run to ten games.
With their record at our ground not seeing them lose since 1990, Johnson knows we need to be firing on all fronts in the game to get ourselves back to winning ways and that includes another fantastic effort from the home faithful.
Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media today for his pre game press conference ahead of Wednesday's kick off, Johnson explained.
'It`s obviously really important that we make it a real Ashton Gate atmosphere, against probably one of the best footballing sides in the division. We had a great result, a great performance away from home at Fulham but we do need the fans. It`s important they don`t get frustrated or get on the players' backs - which I know they won`t - because I think they`re enjoying the way that the players are playing.'
Having taken a two nil victory earlier in the season in the reverse fixture in October, goals from Bobby Reid and Korey Smith won us the points and referencing the history books, there is a marked line as at Craven Cottage we have won the last four, so Johnson is hoping to rebalance our home form now.
In terms of team news ahead of the game, Nathan Baker returns to contention following his three game suspension and Johnson is hoping Josh Brownhill will shake off his calf injury and come into his consideration.
We are however without Marlon Pack who begins his automatic two game ban for ten yellow cards and Cauley Woodrow is unavailable to face his parent club owing to the terms of his loan agreement with us.