Bristol City boss O'Driscoll reveals set-piece secret in wake of crucial win over Barnsley
Bristol City head coach watched his side score five goals from set pieces to defeat Barnsley and then revealed his players do not practice free kick and corer routines in training.
Jon Stead, Liam Fontaine, Lewin Nyatanga and Steven Davies all profited from corners as City triumphed 5-3 to make it four wins on the bounce at Ashton Gate.
And Stead then netted his second from a Stephen Pearson free kick as the Robins climbed off the foot of the table.
O'Driscoll afterwards explained how his players do things "off the cuff" at set pieces rather than spending hours practicing them on the club's Failand training headquarters.
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"I'm really pleased to have scored five goals from five set-pieces, especially as we don't work on them," grinned O'Driscioll.
"What we have worked on is the premise that movement kills defenders and we concentrate on having good movement in the box.
"We have some people who can put quality balls into the danger area but, other than that, we play it off the cuff.
"That makes it difficult for opposition defenders, because they cannot say Bristol City do this, this and this. It makes us less predictable.
"But the principle behind it is that, if we put the ball in an area and our movement is good, then we give ourselves a chance.
"We've put some great balls into the box and people have gone in there believing they can score.
"We have four people who move and one that we call the maverick, who can do whatever he wants. We try and drag people out of spaces.
"We don't spend hours on the training field working on it, we just adhere to principles and they will take a lot of confidence from the fact they look as though they can score from set pieces."
O'Driscoll and opposite number David Flitcroft both admitted the nature of the contest and the final result took them by surprise.
"No-one would have seen that coming, but that's football," commented City's head coach.
"Barnsley were the form team in the division, have had some terrific results and progressed in the FA Cup.
"I don't think anybody would have expected us to score five goals and miss as many as well."
Barnsley boss Flitcroft said: "They had good legs, great spirit, fight and power and kept the ball well. The game was far more open than I thought it would be and I was surprised by them.
"I thought the front two of Jon Stead and Steven Davies dominated our defenders physically and never allowed them to rest for a second.
"We've been poor at defending set-pieces and those two have made us pay the price for that.
"I have to say, I didn't see that result coming. It's been game after game for five weeks now and it has finally caught up with us."