No permanent move for Johnson
Bristol City boss Gary Johnson insists that his son's loan at Derby will not become a permanent switch.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 26/01/10 5:30pm
Bristol City manager Gary Johnson insists that his son's loan spell at Derby County will not be turning into a permanent switch any time soon.
Lee Johnson has impressed since joining Nigel Clough's Rams earlier in January, helping the club qualify for the fifth round of the FA Cup at the weekend.
However, the Robins boss told skysports.com that there has been no talk about a permanent deal from either party.
"The deal is the same as it was when he joined," said Gary Johnson.
"He has gone out on loan there to get some games under his belt because he found it difficult to break back into the side after suffering a bout of illness, so we felt it was a good option to send him to Derby.
"Nigel needed a midfielder and we knew that Derby would have a lot more games than us because of their undersoil heating.
"I think he played three games for them before we had even kicked a ball this month, so it has worked out pretty well.
"Nothing more has been spoken about it and so far all parties are happy with the current deal that is in place."