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Bristol City boss Johnson lauds Bielsa ahead of Leeds clash

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has lavished praise on his counterpart Marco Bielsa, ahead of this weekend’s clash between the two sides at Elland Road.

Leeds are in 3rd place in the table heading into the fixture and Johnson knows he has his work cut out if he is to take anything from the game this weekend.

But, Johnson sees the test as an opportunity for his side to measure themselves against some of the best in the division.

“Obviously Bielsa is a top coach, one of the best in the business,” Johnson told the Bristol Post .

“It will be good to test ourselves against that.

“Leeds are a good side who have some strengths but they also have some weaknesses as we saw in the last game against West Brom. We’ll focus on us.

“Going to Elland Road, it’s a great place to play football with a great atmosphere, full house, and a lovely pitch.

“The lads are desperate to put a performance in for the 700 or so fans who will be supporting the lads. Hopefully, they will be nice and loud to encourage the lads and the lads will be desperate to put in a performance.

Bristol City travel to the Championship favourites on Saturday for a 3pm kick off.