And Johnson may allow more fringe players to leave Ashton Gate with City's reserves only having one fixture scheduled until the new year.
"We have a bigger squad this season and it's difficult keeping everyone match fit when you don't have regular reserve-team football." Johnson told the Bristol Evening Post.
"There are two ways of dealing with that situation, either we can arrange friendly games to suit us or send another couple of lads out on loan.
"We have not yet reached the stage where it is a major problem, because we are approaching a busy time in the season when games come thick and fast. But that will not always be the case and there will probably come a time when the lack of reserve games becomes an issue."