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L1: Barnsley give Bristol permission to talk to Johnson

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Barnsley have given Bristol City permission to speak to their manager Lee Johnson about the managerial vacancy at Ashton Gate.

Johnson has recently turned around Barnsley’s fortunes following a dismal October and November, with his side winning their last six League One fixtures.

They also reached the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a penalty shoot out victory over Fleetwood lastr night.

A statement on the Barnsley website read: “This morning we gave permission to Lee Johnson to speak to Bristol City concerning their managerial vacancy.

“We gave this permission because we believe that the structures that we now have in place must be the key to our future success rather than dependence on a single individual.

“If Lee decides to stay with Barnsley Football Club we will be delighted, but if he chooses to move on, we will continue unabated with the plan we have in place for the progression of our Club.”

 


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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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