Bristol City who currently are bottom of the Championship and a sizeable eight points from safety should be a mid-table club, according to manager Sean O'Driscoll.

O'Driscoll has said how Steve Lansdown the Bristol City owner is not getting value for money. Bristol City's wage bill for the 2011/12 season topped £18 million, which is an extortionate amount for a club consistently battling the threat of relegation to the third tier of English football.

He told The Post: “With the wage bill this club has, it should not be at the bottom of the Championship. They should not be a struggling team at this level – they should be a team that, if they go on a good run they can get in the play-offs, if they go on a bad run they could get dragged into a relegation fight.

“That is where it should be, but it is not. Nobody at the football club would prefer to be in League One than the Championship. Because of what it is, the Championship is a far better league to be in.

“Whatever happens over the next five games, we will try and do our best to stay in the division. But we still have to make changes.”

“We’re trying to be sensible about the situation. We know where we are in the league and we know the ramifications of not picking up enough points.

“But are doing our best to make sure the club stops its decline. It has been going this way for a couple of seasons and we have to make sure we now build for the future.

“I read somewhere that, if the season had started in January, we would have been about 12th based on our results since then. That is probably where we should be, but we are not.

“We are where we are and you have to look at the reasons for that and the solutions. At the moment, we are trying to look at the solutions rather than hark back and blame people.”


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