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2019/20 Sky Bet Championship Guide: Bristol City

The Robins are next up in our team-by-team guide

31 May 2019

Bristol City

League Position: 8th

Average league attendance: 21,080

Top league goalscorer: Famara Diedhiou, 13

 

Bristol City narrowly missed out on a Play-Off place in 2018/19.

The Robins needed to win and for results elsewhere to go in their favour but they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull City on the final day of the season, despite being helped by an injury-time own goal from the home side’s Markus Henriksen.

Lee Johnson’s side won nine games on the spin during a run that stretched from the end of December through to mid-February.

 

The Ground

Ashton Gate

Miles from Brentford: 114

Capacity: 27,000

Address: Ashton Rd, Bristol BS3 2EJ

How to get there

 

Head Coach

Lee Johnson

Following a challenging 2016/17 campaign which saw Bristol City battle against the drop, The Robins’ transformation last season has seen Lee Johnson’s stock on the rise.

The youngest boss in the Football League when he accepted the managerial position at Oldham Athletic in 2013, Lee Johnson’s good work at Boundary Park soon caught the attention of clubs higher up the pyramid.

It was Barnsley who made a move for him in February 2015, appointing the now-36-year-old as Head Coach to replace Danny Wilson.

Johnson guided Barnsley away from the relegation zone, ultimately achieving a top-half finish in League One.

His last game in charge of the Tykes saw them book a place at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. The team Johnson left behind went on to win at Wembley twice – getting their hands on the JPT, but also securing promotion via the League One Play-Offs.

Head Coach - Lee Johnson.jpg

 

Key Man

Andreas Weimann (2018/19 – Apps: 46; Goals: 10; Assists: 5)

Signed by Aston Villa at the age of 16 from Rapid Vienna, Andreas Weimann successfully progressed through the club’s ranks and was handed his full league debut in 2010.

The pacey forward then went on loan to Watford in 2011 before returning to Villa Park, where he became a regular.

After eight years with the Midlands club, the Austrian took the decision to join nearby Derby County.

Following his first campaign with the Rams, appearances were restricted in the 2016/17 season, which triggered a temporary move to Wolves.

Upon his return to Pride Park, Weimann made 43 appearances, predominantly in a wide position, where he scored five goals.

Weimann racked up ten goals and five assists last term.

Andreas Weimann .jpg

 

Last Meeting

 

 

Head to Head

Brentford wins: 33

Draws: 19

Bristol City wins: 27

 

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