Lee Johnson spoke to the press this morning ahead of Tuesday night’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match against York City.
Johnson remained upbeat and positive despite the Reds losing in the FA Cup at the weekend and gave his thoughts ahead of the match, as well as giving team news.
“Josh Scowen is going for a scan today,” confirmed Johnson. “Josh has been fantastic for me, he’s a great lad and if he’s out we’ll miss him.
“Conor Hourihane came through ok which is good as he did well when he came on. We are checking on Lloyd Isgrove today and Marley Watkins is suspended because he has five yellow cards.
“There is an opportunity for somebody and we’ll change things round. You never know, we might find a hidden gem in the academy.”
After defeating Bradford City in the last round, the Reds Head Coach gave his thoughts about the area Quarter Final against York and the JPT as a whole.
“By winning tomorrow we keep our Wembley dream alive” explained Johnson. “We would love to give the fans a day out and it’s an opportunity for the players. I’ve been lucky enough to play at Wembley and it’s a great competition.
“I think their (York) playing style has changed since Jackie McNamara has come in. He will try and play football and the way he likes to play will make it a good footballing game tomorrow.
“We need a win. The players need it, the fans need it, I need it. The next win, hopefully on Tuesday, will galvanise everyone and start us on an upward cycle.
“I’ll never stop fighting. I’ll keep going, that’s been built in me since I was a kid. The players need to get that belly of strength to come out and produce everything they’ve got.”
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