'Re-match will be different' - Johnson

BRISTOL City boss Gary Johnson praised the Blues' performance but warned it will be different when the two sides meet again in just over three weeks' times.

By Derek Davis

BRISTOL City boss Gary Johnson praised the Blues' performance but warned it will be different when the two sides meet again in just over three weeks' times.

The former Newmarket Town manager is a self-confessed fan of the Blues' style of football after learning his philosophy from watching Bobby Robson's side.

So he appreciated just how well Town had done in this game.

Johnson said: “We have to hold our hands up and say well done to Ipswich Town. They played very well, came at us strong and we weren't able to cope.

“Nothing went right. We did not start right. They started off like a house on fire and we didn't handle it. Every time we tried to get back in the game we weren't good enough and then another goal comes along.

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“But that said, don't think we will let them do the same again when they come to our place in three weeks or so.”

Johnson welcomed the two-week break as a time to reassess and work on putting things right on the training ground.

He added: “We are always humble in victory and we will be resilient in defeat. It was poor all the way through and I would be cheating people if I said any different.

“I would be gutted if we had a game on Tuesday - we need time to reflect on this defeat.

“It's been a bad day at the office, but we will re-decorate the office and be back.”

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