Bristol City manager Lee Johnson must look to get his side’s transfer business done early this summer if the club are to avoid a similar rollercoaster ride in the Sky Bet Championship as this season.

The Robins finished the campaign in 17th position but were just three points above 22nd placed Blackburn Rovers who occupied the final relegation place.

For Robins boss Johnson and his side it was a tough season with the club fancied as outsiders for promotion prior to the beginning of the campaign. Bristol City started the season well enough and were occupying one of the Play-Off positions at one point until a mid-season collapse saw the club slide dangerously into relegation trouble.

Bristol City backed Johnson and the former Barnsley boss will now need to freshen the squad up over the summer in a bid for a more comfortable campaign next season.

To get the most out of the squad it is crucial that the club capture their transfer targets early in the close season. Bristol City have found it difficult attracting players to the South West and it is important that Robins boss Johnson tries to sign his first choice targets early rather than face a last minute dash for players to fill certain positions.

The Bristol City fans have been less than impressed with their manager in recent months and there will be little margin for error when the new season kicks off in August.

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