Bristol City boss Johnson has message for players

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has an important message for his players ahead of their game against Queens Park Rangers.

Bristol City manager Lee JohnsonBristol City manager Lee Johnson

Bristol City have made a thoroughly successful start to their Championship campaign as they currently find themselves in the play-off positions following the first 12 games of the season.

The future is certainly looking bright at Ashton Gate and despite a setback in the derby against Cardiff City, the outlook is still positive for the Robins.

As reported by the Bristol Post, manager Lee Johnson has a message for his side ahead of their trip to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers.

Their poor start to the game at the Cardiff City Stadium did not help matters as they never seemed to get going in the first half. The atmosphere was electric for the Welsh side as it was Neil Warnock's first game in charge, however Johnson would have been hoping that his players would deal with the pressure better.

"I want to see an energy and I want that energy to be applied in the correct manner. I'm not saying the players did not show energy, because they definitely did in the second half." Johnson said to Bristol Post.

Bristol City manager Lee JohnsonBristol City manager Lee Johnson

"But I think we are at our best when we are grinding teams down through applying pressure, whether that be shutting down or attacking. I just didn't feel we did that in the first half.

"I'm not going to go overboard about it, but we are always looking to learn from our lessons, so we can go into the next game much improved.

"It's up to me to put out a side that will be full of energy and bright. Potentially, the extra day's rest will help us."

Bristol City manager Lee JohnsonBristol City manager Lee Johnson

Queens Park Rangers will also be desperate for three points after an inconsistent start to the season has left them in mid-table.

The Robins certainly have some winnable games over the next few weeks, and if they can keep their composure a play-off run is certainly within reach.

Bristol City's Lee Tomlin celebrates scoring their third goalBristol City's Lee Tomlin celebrates scoring their third goal

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