Johnson: We need a result
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bristol City manager Gary Johnson knows his side need a result at rivals Swindon Town.Bristol City manager Gary Johnson knows his side need a result in Friday's West Country derby at Swindon Town.
The County Ground clash - live on Sky Sports Xtra - sees both clubs in desperate need of the three points on offer.
Managerless Swindon are bottom of the League One table, while Johnson's City currently occupy a place in the relegation zone following five straight defeats.
The situation is a far cry from where the Ashton Gate club were expected to be in the division this season, but the former Latvia and Yeovil Town boss is hopeful Friday's derby clash can turn their fortunes around.
"It's 100 percent a six-pointer," Johnson told Sky Sports News. "The boys are in no doubt about that.
"I'm sure the supporters will remind us and I'm sure they will get behind them, knowing that it's an important game for us, it's an important game for them as well.
"The club needs to put three or four wins together.
"Once we've done that, we'll see the clever side, the bright side and the enthusiastic side of the club."
Johnson added that his players have had to adjust to his management style since he succeeded Brian Tinnion back in September.
"When a new manager comes in, he has a new philosophy," Johnson said.
"Training methods are new and the way he reacts to things are new.
"People have to adjust and get used to that.
"Some players will get used to that and want to be part of it and some won't and that's just normal when any new manager comes in."
Johnson's squad shake-up continued on Thursday when he sealed the loan signing of Hull City defender Marc Joseph for a month - with a view to a permanent deal.
Robins striker Stephen Gillespie has headed out the Ashton Gate exit door for a third loan spell with League Two side Cheltenham Town.
Gillespie joined defenders Clayton Fortune and Richard Keogh in leaving on loan, with Fortune heading to League One rivals Port Vale and Keogh joining League Two high-flyers Wycombe Wanderers.