Head coach Lee Johnson was not a happy man after Bristol City fell to a third consecutive defeat at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.

"I feel upset," he said. "As upset as I've been watching one of my teams with players I've signed." Johnson went on to apologise to the supporters that made the long trip to Yorkshire and watch their team put in a very poor performance lacking not only in quality but commitment and desire.

Players and teams have off days in terms of a lack of quality but for some players to be not meeting the required standard in terms of effort is really not acceptable to us fans, given the commitment we make to following the team and the significant salaries they earn. Johnson took aim at his new recruits in particular during his post-match interview. "I think a couple of the new players need to have a look at themselves for different reasons and quickly get into the programme," he said. "At the same time, it's a team game, including all of us, so I don't mean to dig them out.”

I assume this was aimed at loanees Henriksen and Benkovic who were both substituted at half-time. The latter player cost Leicester City £13m in the summer and it is concerning to see a player of his value and calibre put in such a poor performance.

The buck ultimately stops with the manager when performances and results aren’t good enough and it would be fair to say there is increasing unrest amongst the City faithful, particularly in regard to performances.

Johnson has a knack of turning things around though, and he will need to do so again. Our next two fixtures are tough, however. First, we visit the New Den to play Millwall this Saturday (3pm) before hosting Fulham a week later (12.30pm).