Bristol City: Steve Cotterill believes Robins are in a false position

Steve Cotterill
Steve Cotterill's Bristol City won the League One title and Football League Trophy last season

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill believes the Robins are a better side than the Championship table suggests.

City impressed in Monday's 0-0 draw against Cardiff in the Severnside derby, but remain 20th with only two wins in 13 league matches.

"We just have to accept that we are there and move on - we have done that," Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol.

"We are slightly disappointed to be there because of how well we have played."

Elliott Bennett and Joe Bryan both hit the post, while David Marshall was given the man of the match award for his saves to deny Jonathan Kodjia and Luke Freeman.

"To play like that when you're fourth from bottom - it takes unbelievable courage to put the ball at risk and to take the gambles we take," said Cotterill. "These players are a credit to the football club."

City host Fulham and Wolves in back-to-back home fixtures during the next week - but they could be without defender Nathan Baker.

Baker, on loan from Aston Villa, was replaced by Bryan at Cardiff with a suspected hamstring injury.

"We will know more about that in the next 24 to 48 hours," added Cotterill. "If we have to deal with that, we will deal with it.

"We are looking forward to some hard-earned days off."

The club have also handed professional contracts to local academy duo Lloyd Kelly and George Dowling, both 17.