Bristol City boss Lee Johnson accused the Rovers coaching staff of a lack of class after their win at Ashton Gate.

Johnson was booked in the first half following an altercation on the touchline which followed the Rovers medical team going on to the pitch to treat Sam Gallagher who had been involved in a heavy collision.

The next flashpoint came at the break, when Johnson confronted a member of Rovers’ backroom staff who punched the ball away after it went out of play.

Members from each set of coaching staff were involved in a coming together down the tunnel as the players headed off, with Johnson less than impressed.

“Yes, listen, it’s a passionate arena, isn’t it?," Johnson said on the initial incident that saw him booked.

"I think when a referee manages a situation as poorly as he does with their physio running onto the pitch while the ball is still in play, outrageous behaviour in all honesty.

"I’ve got a lot of respect for Tony Mowbray, I think he’s a real class act as well but unfortunately his staff weren’t today,"

Johnson admitted the incident in the tunnel was ‘very, very minor’ and split up quickly, and didn’t want to go in to detail.

He told Bristol Live: “I’m all for a bit of sledging but like I said to you, it’s a passionate game and no problem for me.

“I’ve answered the question, alright, so how deep do you want me to go into it?

“I’m telling you that it’s a passionate game, at half time, yes there was something that went on, very, very minor and got split up very, very quickly.”