Bristol City need boost - manager Derek McInnes

New Bristol City manager Derek McInnes says he wants to restore confidence at the Championship's bottom club.

The 40-year-old was unveiled as Keith Millen's replacement on Thursday and will take charge of his first game on Sunday against Birmingham City.

"At this moment in time we have to make sure we get results," he told BBC Points West.

"If you start picking up points you get that confidence going and the team are in dire need of that."

He added: "Everything is concentrated towards Birmingham and to find a system of play that gets us points because nobody likes losing goals or games."

Under Millen, City picked up just six points from 10 games this season and have gone on to lose two more games under caretaker boss Steve Wigley.

"Thankfully we've got plenty of games remaining and plenty of points to be won," continued McInnes. "Looking at the squad we've definitely got the players to get us up the table.

"We'll work hard together. Sometimes in football winning is easy and sometimes you've really got to dig deep to get results .

"We'll realise collectively that there's a lot of work to be done but we'll certainly do that and we can have that impact come Sunday."

McInnes helped former club St Johnstone achieve promotion from the Scottish First Division in his second year in charge, and he is now looking to emulate that success at Ashton Gate.

"It's traditionally a big club and there's a lot here to be built on," the Scotsman added. "A lot of people say they are a sleeping giant that have the potential to go further.

"We've seen clubs of a similar size get to the Premier League in the last few seasons so there's a lot of potential here.

"It's important I play my role in getting the fans stirred up and excited again."

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