Johnson unsure on future

Midfielder playing waiting game as Robins hunt for new boss

Lee Johnson: Unsure over future as Bristol City hunt for new manager

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Chesterfield loanee Lee Johnson admits he is uncertain where his future lies, with parent club Bristol City currently seeking a new manager.

The 32-year-old has made eight appearances for the Spireites since joining on three-month loan deal from Aston Gate in August.

However, with the Robins set to come under new management following the departure of Keith Millen last week, Johnson expects his parent club to take their time to appoint the right man for the job.

Asked about his future, the midfielder told "I don't really know because I'm just going to have to wait and see what the new manager at Bristol City wants to do and whether he wants me back there or not.

"There was a stipulation in the loan deal that said that I could go back there after 28 days, so I've just got to let the powers that be make that decision and carry on doing my best for Chesterfield.

"If the new manager at Bristol City decides that he wants me back then I will be more than happy to do so because at the end of the day they are the ones paying my wages.

"They were very good to let me come out to Chesterfield because I had been moaning a fair bit about not playing games, so we both made sacrifices to make it happen.


He added: "Obviously, things change quickly in football with managers going from hero to zero in an instant.

"Bristol City is a great club and whoever gets hold of that could take it places, so getting the right appointment is crucial because there is a great chance to make it into the Premier League.

"It has been tough for me to see Bristol City struggling because you always back yourself as a player and think that you should be playing.

"I've achieved a lot and played a great amount of games in the Championship, so it was frustrating not to be playing at that level, but Keith Millen had set his stall out with the side that he wanted to go with at the start of the season and it just didn't work out for him.

"It is a great opportunity for someone else to come in and take what is a fantastic club forward, so I don't expect anyone to be rushing the appointment of a new manager."