New Bristol City recruit Markus Henriksen has given his thoughts on life under new manager Lee Johnson after completing a January move from Hull City.
He tumbled down Grant McCann’s pecking order in Yorkshire but appears to have struck a good relationship with his new boss, and Henriksen was quick to praise him when prompted.
“He’s a manager who lives for football,” Henriksen told his pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of this weekend’s West Brom clash, reported by Bristol Live.
“I think he thinks about football 24/7. I think he’s very tactical. I really enjoy working with him and I hope he can make me a better footballer.”
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The 27 year-old had been a member of the Hull set up since the summer of 2016 but was not involved in the squad once in the opening half of this season.
He appears to have found a new lease of life in Bristol, however, playing the full 90 minutes in their last two games, picking up the man of the match award against Derby as well.
City will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways this weekend when they welcome West Bromwich Albion. They currently sit in seventh place but know that a win could take them as high as third, if other results go their way.
It will be reassuring to a few Bristol City fans that players still feel excited to play for Johnson and enjoy working under him.
The manager has had his abilities questioned at times this campaign with some inconsistent form resulting in a struggle to hold onto their spot in the play-offs.
However he is clearly intent on fixing that and bringing in players such as Henriksen will no doubt prove to be a big part of any success which comes their way from now on.