Sean O'Driscoll warns Bristol City players: "We need to be better organised"
Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll has warned his players they must be better organised if they are to retain their Championship status.
The Robins remain in the relegation zone after losing 2-0 to two Jordan Rhodes goals at Blackburn Rovers today.
And O'Driscoll was critical of the manner in which his team responded to falling two goals behind in the 65th minute.
He said: "We worked hard but lost our shape. People started doing their own things and we did not really look like a unit any more.
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"I can understand it, but it cannot happen again. You cannot suddenly start playing off the cuff in the Championship – it is impossible.
"I don't care what the score is, you have to be organised. That is a main principle we have to stick to. This is the first time they have been tested and they need to get better.
"I'm not having a go at people's effort, commitment or attitude. I'm having a go at the organisation when you go 2-0 down. That is the time when your organisation should not go to pot.
"At 1-0 down we had a foothold in the game and were looking the likelier team to score, so why did they change it? You can gamble, but you have to gamble sensibly in this division, especially away from home."
O'Driscoll admitted Rhodes was the difference between the two sides and felt the loss of Louis Carey to injury and his replacement by James Wilson was a decisive factor.
He said: "Jordan Rhodes plays off the last defender and does it really well. Alan Shearer is the best I've ever seen at doing that and waiting for a defender to switch off and Jordan is in good company.
"It is difficult when you have to put less experienced defenders on and Jordan has done it to better defenders than James Wilson.
"But we were in the game up until then and probably had the best two chances of the first half.
"I thought we started the second half very well, but the second goal has knocked them back.
"It is the first time I've seen them a little bit dispirited. We cannot do anything about it apart from work hard."