O’Driscoll vows to bounce back

Sean O’Driscoll has vowed to produce a new vibrant Bristol City

team after being relegated following defeat to Birmingham City.

Wade Elliott’s first-half goal proved to be enough to condemn

the Robins to defeat and send them down into League One.

City manager O’Driscoll is resigned to a summer of losing many

of his highest-paid players, but is relishing the challenge of

turning their fortunes around after a 1-0 home defeat by Birmingham

confirmed their relegation.

“That result and performance sums up the club’s season,” said

O’Driscoll. “The players gave it everything in the second half, but

couldn’t take the chances.

“We needed promotion form when I took over and that is not easy

with the same group of players when you are bottom of the

table.

“There will be changes in the summer and we will do our best to

provide a vibrant young team, who can take the club up again.

“It is no good having an academy if you are not ready to use the

players it produces. The fans have stuck behind us brilliantly and

we want to reward that.”