Lee Johnson responds when asked about Bristol City's loan window plans

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Bristol City aren't on the verge of any new signings, according to Lee Johnson.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has told the Bristol Post that there are no loan signings set to arrive at Ashton Gate, despite calls from fans for additions.

Johnson, 34, left League One side Barnsley earlier this month in order to take the Bristol City job, returning to his former club in the process.

The former midfielder played almost 200 times for the Robins, and follows in the footsteps of his father Gary Johnson, who also took charge of the Ashton Gate club.

Johnson's reign started well with a 2-1 home win over Ipswich Town last weekend, and his side now sit five points clear of the relegation zone, and ultimately looking upwards in the Championship table.

As Johnson gets ready to take on MK Dons this weekend, fans are wondering whether the Robins are about to make a new signing in the loan market.

It was a busy January for the club, with Richard O'Donnell, Alex Pearce, Scott Golbourne, Ben Gladwin and Lee Tomlin all arriving, but as City continue their fight against relegation, some supporters are still keen on more additions to avoid the drop.

However, Johnson has told the Bristol Post that there is nothing in the pipeline right now, and he is operating in a 'restricted market' as clubs aren't too keen to let their players leave on loan right now.

"There is nothing in the pipeline immediately as I've said already," said Johnson. "I see people on Twitter saying we need this, that and the other, whereas the reality is sometimes rather different. There are times when I wish I could bring everybody in and explain what goes on in any transfer, but I can't do that."

"People have to understand this is a difficult time, because you are operating in a restricted market. There are some clubs trying to horde players because they don't want to risk being left short of numbers if they get injuries. There are Premier League clubs under threat of relegation who don't want to risk letting players go out at this stage and there are youth loans from the top flight. But very often, they are players going out on their first loan and they represent a risk," he added.

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