Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll will not add to squad before Nottingham Forest clash
Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll will trust in his current squad for now.
Although the Midlander has told The Post he is looking to recruit once the window for loan signings re-opens on Friday, he is unlikely to bring any new faces in before the weekend.
And that means he will go up against his former club, Nottingham Forest, at Ashton Gate on Saturday with the players already at his disposal, despite injuries to four key performers.
Midfielders Cole Skuse and Neil Kilkenny and striker Ryan Taylor are already ruled out, while experienced centre-back Louis Carey is struggling to overcome a knee problem and may also sit out a game that could prove pivotal in City's continuing fight against relegation.
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O'Driscoll said: "We're losing key players. Louis Carey, Cole Skuse, Neil Kilkenny and Ryan Taylor are the spine of the team and the difficulty is in trying to replace them.
"I need people in certain positions and you don't ever stop looking for players, but it is a matter of getting players that fit in rather than ones that just take up space.
"I don't see the point of getting a body in just for the sake of having a body. If I did that, there would be no point in some of the others being here.
"Loans are something we have to look at and it often comes down to being in the right place at the right time.
"There are good players out there, but they are not always available. The criteria for me has always been getting players who are going to improve you and fit in rather than players who just make up the numbers."
If Carey fails a fitness test, James Wilson is likely to deputise in the centre of defence.
Meanwhile, O'Driscoll must decide whether or not to select Marvin Elliott. The midfielder has been on international duty for Jamaica in Mexico and is not due back in UK until late tomorrow morning.