Bristol City Lee Johnson has reflected on the 2-2 draw against Barnsley last week, saying that his players have been working hard to correct mistakes ahead of the Severnside derby against Cardiff this Sunday.
The Robins squandered a two goal lead at Oakwell, and were punished in stoppage time when Cauley Woodrow equalised for The Tykes to earn them a valuable point in their survival battle.
Johnson served a touchline ban at his former club last Friday night, but it remains to be seen if that had an effect on his team capitulating.
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The manager has stated how bad he felt following the draw, and how his players have gone about learning from their mistakes on the training field ahead of an important game against the Bluebirds in a couple of days time.
Johnson told the Bristol Post:
“It was the worst feeling in the world conceding in the last minute [vs Barnsley] but what are you going to do, sulk or do something about it? If we you don’t win, you learn. But we’ve got to move on from that.”
“It’s been a good week because we’ve been able to properly coach. My job as head coach is to help,” he said.
“We’ve had a couple of days of double sessions.”
Conceding a two goal lead in twenty minutes to a side bottom of the league has to be a cause for concern for Lee Johnson, but there is an opportunity to bounce straight back against rivals Cardiff City.
It is positive that Johnson has been telling his players where they have gone wrong, as well as questioning his own decisions. He will be hoping that the work on the training field will pay off.