Bristol City head coach Sean O’Driscoll sought to accentuate the positives after watching his improving team hold npower Championship promotion hopefuls Brighton to a 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate. Although the result means the Robins are still at the bottom of the table, this latest performance represented another step in the right direction.
Brighton manager Gus Poyet admitted he was relieved to get out of Ashton Gate with a point after seeing his promotion-chasing team given all the trouble they could handle by a rejuvenated Bristol City. Despite an absorbing contest finishing 0-0, it was impossible to tell which side was sixth in the Championship table and which was bottom.
Bristol City skipper Marvin Elliott revealed how a plan hatched in training succeeded in frustrating promotion-chasing Brighton at Ashton Gate. Although the Seagulls arrived in BS3 boasting a five match unbeaten record and fresh from a 4-1 triumph over Huddersfield, they had no answer to a City side that frustrated them and forced them onto the back foot for much of the night.
Bristol City drew 0-0 for the second time in four days to leave Sean O'Driscoll's side three points from safety at the foot of the npower Championship. The Ashton Gate crowd, who are yet to see their side lose at home under the former Nottingham Forest boss, watched their side carve out plenty of chances against Brighton but they failed to find a way past Tomasz Kuszczak.
Bristol City head coach Sean O’Driscoll admitted he was torn between twisting and sticking towards the end of Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion at Ashton Gate. Given that his priority was to thwart one of the Championship’s best passing sides, the Midlander strung five players across midfield in a bid to frustrate the Seagulls and disrupt their supply lines.
Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll tells BBC Radio Bristol his side did not look like a team who are bottom of the league in their 0-0 draw with Brighton.