Lee Johnson is quickly winning praise as one of England’s brightest young coaches for his job at Bristol City.
The Robins are again defying odds and find themselves challenging for the top six, despite selling two or three of their best players in the summer – Flint and Reid to name a couple.
They have climbed the table in 2019 and although their blistering form seems to be tailing off, the top six seems well on.
There is a lot of football to be played yet, but Johnson will fancy his side’s chances of getting a top six finish.
Here, we look at three things that Johnson must take into account and consider ahead of their run in.
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How do I prevent burnout?
Lee Johnson will have a worry that his team could fall away like they did this time last year, so he will be considering how to stop this.
Whether it is something he says in the dressing room, or giving them a bit more rest (or the opposite, more training) in the week, Johnson will have to get this right.
If we beat the big teams - the sky is the limit
With games to follow against the likes of Leeds and Sheffield United, Johnson will be considering the fact that if they do have the ability to get four or even six points from those fixtures, they can be taken seriously as a force to be reckoned with.
Do they have the mental steel in a play-off match?
Johnson will be wondering whether Bristol City have the mental steel to negotiate a tie against the likes of a Tony Pulis experienced side.
Will he alter his tactics accordingly, or go for it with his expansive passing game?