Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has told the Bristol Post that he understands why some supporters are calling for him to be sacked. Since their home win against Blackburn Rovers on 22nd October, they’ve only won once in 13 matches.

At the weekend, Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood Town, managed by Uwe Rosler, left Ashton Gate with a 0-0 draw to earn themselves a replay in the Third Round against their higher-level opponents. Johnson, son of former Robins manager Gary, acknowledges that it is a results based business.

Chairman Steve Lansdown has backed the young boss this month by releasing funds to strengthen his out of form squad. Bailey Wright, Milan Djuric and Jens Hegeler have already joined the club despite the transfer window only being open for just over a week. All three made their debuts versus Fleetwood. Johnson understands the situation but insists they will improve,

“Naturally, some people will turn now, because of the results.

“I don’t blame anyone for that. I’m very understanding of the situation, because I’m also a Bristol City fan myself. I have to make sure I fly the flag from the front and set an example of the standards that are going to be required to earn us that little bit of luck to get us out of trouble.

“Yes, the form has been a massive disappointment after our early games. Do I believe in another 22 games, we could be up to mid-table at least in the Championship? Absolutely.”

They sit just three points above the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone and face rivals Cardiff City this Saturday. Both teams sit on 27 points.

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