Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll expects Albert Adomah to stay
Sean O'Driscoll expects Albert Adomah to still be a Bristol City player after tonight's 11pm transfer deadline.
Crystal Palace have already had two bids for the winger rejected and are expected to come back in with a third offer today.
But City have still to hear from the south London club and, with the clock ticking down, time is fast running out for any deal to be done.
O'Driscoll told The Post: "As far as I'm concerned, there have been a couple of bids and that's it.
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"I've been told Albert's agent has said it will be logistically difficult because he is in South Africa and cannot talk to anyone.
"You can never say never in football, but I can't see anything happening unless it gets done very quickly."
Asked if he has spoken to Adomah, O'Driscoll replied: "We've left him alone to concentrate on his football.
"We'll probably have a chat with him after the deadline so as to clear everything up.
"I would like him to come back from South Africa with a winner's medal and, if that happens, his career will take care of itself."
As reported in The Post today, O'Driscoll is not expecting to make any permanent signings this month and the Midlander confirmed his intention to strengthen his squad after the loan window opens on Friday, February 8.
He said: "Our options are open, but unless someone comes up and I say 'I've got to get him' I cannot see it.
"Most clubs have been inundated with various players who are available and I have to decide whether to stick with what I've got or supplement my squad.
"January is an arbitrary deadline, because the loan window open at the end of next week. That is probably something we will utilise rather than get bogged down in trying to sign someone before 11pm tonight."