Bristol City chairman Sexstone plans Millen discussions

Bristol City chairman Colin Sexstone will hold talks with manager Keith Millen to discuss their poor start to the season.

City have picked up one win from nine games and sit just one point off the bottom of the Championship table.

"We know that Keith does a good job, and can do a good job for us," Sexstone told BBC Points West.

"I think we need a sit down to see what his plans are and see what more we can do as a board of directors."

Sexstone continued: "He understands the pressure he's under and it's a hard game.

"The pressure on any manager is difficult but at the moment we are working flat out together with Keith to make us successful and we'll keep trying to do that."

Millen took over the role Steve Coppell in August 2010 and led the side to a 15th place finish last season.

This term they have lost five and drawn three games, with their only victory coming away at Leicester.

The pressure mounted on Millen following Tuesday's match against Reading after they threw away a two-goal cushion to lose 3-2 at Ashton Gate.

"I can't describe how upset we all were," continued Sexstone. "For 70 minutes we played as well as we had all season.

"To see it turn around in 20 minutes was a devastating blow for all of us. Whatever the fans feel I can assure you we feel too. But we've got to look forward.

"We are concerned - we don't want to be in that position we have aspirations to be much higher.

"But we have the time to work on it and make it better. There are signs and some things that we are doing well.

He added: "All I know is Saturday's game [against Blackpool] is absolutely crucial for us."

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