Bristol City head coach O'Driscoll wants to put one over boyhood heroes Wolves
Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll admits he would like to see Wolves stay in the Championship - but only after he has guaranteed safety for his own team.
A Wanderers fan as a boy, Wolverhampton-born O'Driscoll used to stand on the North Bank at Molineux in the 1960s and cheer a team that included his heroes, Derek Dougan and Peter Knowles.
His brother and two sisters still live in the area and support the Midlands club, while O'Driscoll's daughters travel up from the south coast to support Wanderers.
But O'Driscoll is refusing to allow sentiment to cloud his judgement as he plots the downfall of his once-favourite team in tomorrow's big npower Championship relegation showdown between Wolves and Bristol City at Molineux.
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O'Driscoll declared: "This is business and I have a job to do.
"I'm Bristol City's coach and my job is to try and win three points.
"People always ask me about the Wolves thing whenever I go back there as manager of a rival team. But it has happened so many times now, I've become used to it.
"But if someone asked me to choose another club to get out of trouble and stay up alongside Bristol City, then of course I would go for Wolves."
If Wolves manager Dean Saunders is talking up the game, describing it as a proverbial “six-pointer” and a “must-win” contest for his players, O’Driscoll is remaining characteristically downbeat.
He said: “I don’t know why they call it a six-pointer. Do you get six points if you win.
“When you start out in any season, you have 46 games and you want to try and win every single one of them. This game is no more important than any other – it is still just three points.
“I’m not interested in outcomes, but only the process. It is about what we do on the pitch and we have to focus on the things we need to do to give us an opportunity to perform well and win the game.
“We’ve tried to do things as usual and keep our preparation as low-key as possible.”