Lee Johnson has apologised after Bristol City were defeated 4-1 at West Brom on Wednesday night.
The Robins suffered just their 3rd league defeat of the season so far as Slaven Bilic’s Baggies side comprehensively beat them at the Hawthorns in midweek.
The defeat means that Johnson’s side stay outside of the top six by a solitary point, and will be hoping that this is just a blip in the long season.
Brsitol City have now won just once in their last five matches, and will be hoping to bounce back when they take on Huddersfield on Saturday at Ashton Gate.
Johnson took full responsibility for the loss and has apologised to the supporters for the team’s lacklustre display.
Speaking to the Bristol Post, Johnson said: “I take full responsibility – it’s my team and my identity. And we didn’t do enough today individually or as a team. Or as a staff.
“I apologise to the fans. They deserve that. They’ve been fantastic particularly away from home.”
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Johnson has actually seen the Robins do well so far this season, and perhaps some of the supporters are over-reacting a tad to the result. You’re always going to get defeats throughout the campaign especially in the Championship and the key is bouncing back from them.
There probably wasn’t any need to actually apologise, the Robins’ supporters will realise that you can’t win every game and they have to show belief in their side if they want to compete for a place in the Premier League.
Saturday’s game is a really big one for the side, and it will test how good they are at bouncing back. Sometimes a thrashing can initiate a reaction.