Speaking after Bristol City’s victory over Cardiff City (quotes via Four Four Two), Robins boss Lee Johnson has said that he could see that midfielder Josh Brownhill was a “superstar in the making” when he first signed him as Barnsley manager.

Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill has been earning plenty of plaudits over the course of his time at Ashton Gate, and his winner against Cardiff City has only helped his reputation.

The Robins defeated Neil Warnock’s side thanks to Brownhill’s 67th-minute strike, helping Bristol City rise to 6th place and succumb Cardiff to their first home loss of the season. And now, Lee Johnson has moved to heap praise on matchwinner Brownhill, saying

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“That was a proper away performance, people were putting their bodies on the line and competing for every challenge. The match lacked a bit of quality but the absolutely unbelievable moment of quality was Josh Brownhill’s strike.

“I could see when I first took him to Barnsley on loan that he was a superstar in the making. He has to go down as one of the value signings in Bristol City’s history. He still has slight areas he needs to improve on and he knows that. But in terms of work rate and honesty – he can tackle, he gets up and down and he’s bright in terms of his football brain. He epitomises what I want a Lee Johnson Bristol City identity to be.

“I still think there is improvement to be made. The better statistic for me is that we have only been beaten once in 14 games. To do that in the Championship is tough – especially when we have had some top players out. I think our performances have grown as the season has gone on.”


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