City effort pleases O'Driscoll

Sean O'Driscoll remained upbeat as Bristol City's long wait for a league win continued with a 1-1 draw against Colchester.

Last Updated: 28/09/13 at 22:37

Sean O'Driscoll: Wait for win continues

Sean O'Driscoll: Wait for win continues

The Robins head coach saw his side rescue a share of the spoils thanks to Sam Baldock's 74th-minute equaliser, but City are now without a win in the Football League since March - a run stretching back 19 games.

Colchester grabbed the lead after half an hour through Matt Taylor's powerful header from a Luke Garbutt cross, but the U's themselves have now not won for seven matches.

While Ashton Gate fans are becoming increasingly restive, O'Driscoll insists there is no shortage of commitment from his players.

"I thought we dominated both halves," said O'Driscoll.

"When Marlon Harewood went on as a substitute we took a gamble with three strikers. When you press for a win you can get caught and we left the back door open for Colchester to have a late chance to take the points. Thankfully we were able to recover.

"A couple of our young players found it hard after the midweek League Cup tie at Southampton, but they will learn that by looking after themselves and getting stronger they will be able to handle three games in a week.

"The longer the run without a league win goes on the greater the pressure, but I thought the players coped with it well and there was certainly no shortage of effort."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

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