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Johnson: We aren't safe yet

Oldham Athletic boss Lee Johnson was happy with his side's 1-1 draw with Bristol City, but insists his side aren't out of the relegation mire.

The Latics took the lead early on through Danny Philliskirk, only to be pegged back soon after when Aden Flint fired home for the visitors.

The point leaves Oldham in 15th with 34 points, just five more than 20th-placed Sheffield United, and while Johnson was happy with a point, he insists his side still face a relegation battle.

"For us, that's a half decent point.

"You've got some big clubs down there, and we're not out of it.

"There are eight or nine clubs in the relegation battle, if you like, and you've just got to keep on going and picking up points."

The 32-year-old had words of encouragement for today's opponents though, and he believes that the Robins, who are currently in the relegation zone will have enough to stave off their own relegation fears.

"They've got a lot of quality in the team, certainly in the forward areas.

"I've no doubt that, given the right sort of blend, they have a great chance of staying up."