Matchroom Stadium

Next Game

Leyton Or v Bristol C

Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet League 1

Ashton Gate

Last Game

Bristol C 1 - 0 Rochdale

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

O'Driscoll blames defence

Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll believes his team's defensive frailties were exposed in the 2-0 defeat to Blackburn.

Last Updated: 02/02/13 at 19:14 Post Comment

Sean O'Driscoll: Bristol City boss felt his team were exposed

Sean O'Driscoll: Bristol City boss felt his team were exposed

The visitors were punished for switching off as Jordan Rhodes he notched up his 100th career league goal with his brace at Ewood Park.

Rhodes latched on to a loose ball after a Morten Gamst Pedersen cross was not cleared and he later raced on to a long pass from Danny Murphy to dispatch the second.

O'Driscoll said: "In this division set-plays play a massive part to concede from a second phase from a corner is disappointing but apart from that at half-time, we felt okay.

"I thought we could score a goal and were terrific at the start of the second half, but Danny Murphy hauls a ball back and we're two down.

"It's the first time we've had this sort of problem to solve but felt we went about it the wrong way.

"Lots of endeavour but we lost our shape and structure and you can't do that in this division, but for an hour I thought we were terrific."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Hornets sting Leeds, Derby downed

Watford reaffirmed their automatic Sky Bet Championship promotion hopes by defeating Leeds 3-1 to close the gap on leaders Derby, who lost 2-0 at Fulham.

West Brom 1-0 Southampton: Saido Berahino sinks Saints in seconds

Saido Berahino’s goal after 72 seconds earned West Brom a 1-0 win to further dent Southampton’s top-four hopes.

Burnley 0-1 Swansea: Tom Heaton own goal the difference at Turf Moor

A chaotic own goal by Tom Heaton handed Swansea a 1-0 victory at Burnley to take them to the magical 40-point mark.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company