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Johnson Aims For Rotherham Improvement

Lee Johnson is well aware that Rotherham is not exactly a happy hunting ground for City.

The head coach, a self-confessed supporter of the club, knows City’s only two trips to the New York Stadium have ended in defeat.

Before then, City’s last win at Rotherham – back at the old Millmoor ground – was in 1995.

Johnson is determined to end City’s 21-year barren spell in South Yorkshire tomorrow (3pm).

“I know our history isn’t great going there,” the City chief told Bristol City Player HD. “I’m expecting another tough game. It’s always a tough place to go.

“They haven’t started particularly well, but they have managed to pick up a few good results individually.

“A bit like us, they’re a new team, so you never quite know what to expect. They have dangerous players in the forward areas. It will be tough but we’ll go there and give it our best shot to get victory.”

The game comes too soon for Adam Matthews (hamstring) but Korey Smith could come back into the fold after ankle surgery.

Gustav Engvall, Jamie Paterson and Joel Ekstrand could be set to make their debuts after signing on the dotted line since the 3-1 win over Aston Villa in City’s last outing on August 27th.