Surprise promotion contenders Bristol City are starting to feel the pressure of the promotion chase accoring to manager Gary Johnson.
Without a win in five and without back-to-back defeats, the newly-promoted side are still somehow 2nd in the Championship with Watford and West Brom snapping at their heels.
And the man who looks like a roly-poly comedian more than a manager knows this:
We are feeling the pressure, but then so are West Brom, Watford and Stoke. It is something I have to deal with. It comes down to characters and personalities and which of them can get their game going under this amount of pressure.
Some of them will and some of them won’t. It is up to me to find the ones who will. We need to get the selection right between now and the end of the season and go with those lads who can actually handle the pressure. I think we have enough lads who can do that.
We are an honest bunch and we always hold our hands up when we have not turned up.
City have defied all expectations, being on a promotion hunt as opposed to fighting relegation, but is football so fickle that Johnson is pleading for his job should the Robins not make the promised land?