Why Leeds United is the 'best game' for Bristol City after the international break

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Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has described his sides trip to Elland Road as the "best game" they could hope for following the international break.

Johnson, who has seen his side lose their last three Championship games, was speaking following Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Preston North End at Ashton gate.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson looking forward to Leeds United clash.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson looking forward to Leeds United clash.

City sit 13th in the league table and have an almost identical home and away record having amounted 11 points on both familiar ground and their travels this season so far.

Johnson though believes the trip to Elland Road to take on Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United offers the perfect opportunity for his team to get back on track after their recent struggles.

"I think Leeds away is the best game you can have now," Johnson told Bristol Live.

"You’re the underdog and we seem to play very well as the underdog and not very well when we’re expected to win. Sometimes it’s cohesion, sometimes it’s tactical.

"The next one at Leeds has to be spirited. I’m quite glad it’s away because we’ve probably got a better chance of getting something away from home, for whatever reason."