Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll finds loan deals 'difficult'

Sean O'Driscoll

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll has said his attempts to bring in players on loan is proving "difficult".

City have a number of injuries and he is keen to strengthen his squad as the club fights against relegation.

O'Driscoll said: "They've got to be available, we've got to be able to afford them and they've got to be better than what we've got.

"If we can tick those three boxes then we'll get it, but trying to tick those three boxes is a bit difficult."

Saturday's 2-1 loss to fellow strugglers Wolves left City three points adrift at the foot of the Championship, but they now have a break before their next game at Derby on 29 March.

And O'Driscoll indicated he would be continuing his search during the international break, adding: "There's always potential, I keep saying that."

City are bracing themselves for more bad news from their medical department during the two-week hiatus.

Midfielder Paul Anderson is to undergo a scan after suffering a knee injury at Molineux on Saturday, while striker Jon Stead could miss the rest of the season after tearing a groin muscle.

O'Driscoll said City's management, players and supporters would all have to pull together during the eight-game league run-in if they were to remain in the Championship.

He told BBC Radio Bristol: "This is going to be a three-way thing. We've got to play our part, the players have got to play their part, and the fans. Everybody is trying their hardest."

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