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Johnson Set To Work On Defending

Johnson Set To Work On Defending
City manager Lee Johnson watched his side slip to a home defeat against Cardiff City at the weekend and that sent them down to 20th place in the Championship table.

Johnson is not too downhearted though, his side showed enough in the game to suggest they will be safe this season, but he knows the side must improve at the back.

City piled the pressure onto Cardiff in the first half, but it was Cardiff who took their chance when it came and turned the game around so it was them on the front foot.

Rex Immers added the finish to a Joe Ralls low cross to put the Bluebirds one up at the half time break.

Cardiff deserved to be in front at the half time whistle but it must be noted that Jonathan Kodjia forced a good save out of David Marshall.

The Robins tried a change in formation after the break and it could so easily ended up level, but Cardiff hit City again against the run of play when Tom Lawrence sent in a shot that Richard O'Donnell turned onto the crossbar and Stuart O'Keefe headed home.

After the game, Johnson told the BBC: 'My biggest criticism is that we turned down too many chances to get crosses in. Our decision making on the day was poor at times.

'Our one-on-one defending is not good enough at times and that is something we have to work on.

'But we have to maintain positives. There are things we have to improve on, but our fans are behind us and we need to brush ourselves down and bounce back quickly.'

Date:Monday March 7 2016
Time: 4:15PM

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