The 41-year-old played under the Sunderland boss at Ashton Gate and will see him again this afternoon when Shrewsbury take on Sunderland in a League One game.


Though he left Bristol City in 2017, Wilbraham got an inside view of Johnson’s training techniques which he thinks will prove to be useful against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.



“I had Lee Johnson as my manager at Bristol City so I know what he’s about”, Wilbraham, who took charge of the team in the FA Cup match against Southampton in the absence of Steve Cotterill, told his club’s official site.


The Black Cats will head into the match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Plymouth Argyle and Wilbraham believes that the hosts will look for a response.



“His teams like to play good football and they will want to bounce back from defeat – we have to be ready for a tough game.


“I always think it helps when you know the opposition.



“We always look at individuals from the opposition teams.


“We do that quite well and we always want to give the lads as much information as we can.


“We are always well prepared.”


The Shrews have had their last three league matches postponed with their last game being in the FA Cup against Premier League side Southampton on 19th January.