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Robins wait for stadium answer

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Bristol City boss Gary Johnson insists Wednesday will be "D-Day" for the Championship club as they prepare to learn whether they have got the go-ahead for a new stadium.

Johnson will be in attendance at College Green when the Bristol City Council Planning Committee make their decision on whether a new 30,000 seater stadium at Ashton Vale is given the green light.

"This is D-Day for the club. We're trying to build something long-term here, something for the future and a new stadium is vital for those plans. We have everything else in place - the team's doing well, the chairman is backing us and we have new training facilities but the one major piece of the puzzle, our home, doesn't fit," Johnson told the club's official website.

"There are financial considerations but also ones that affect us every day. The new stadium can bring in new fans, give us better facilities, help attract top new players and much more besides."

Meanwhile, City have reported record losses of £6.56million for the year ending May 31 2009.

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