TALKING POINT: What is new Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll doing differently?
Bristol City reverted to the 3-5-2 system last used against Leicester to take on Nottingham Forest this weekend, but with startlingly different results.
When former manager Derek McInnes adopted three central defenders and wing-backs to combat the Foxes at Ashton Gate as recently as January, his team was soundly beaten 4-0 and he was sacked later the same day and replaced by Sean O'Driscoll within 48 hours.
Having gone with more traditional 4-4-2 systems in games against Leeds, Ipswich, Watford and Blackburn, City's new head coach did not hesitate to switch to 3-5-2 when injuries to key players forced a change of tack ahead of Saturday's homwe clash with Forest.
Although he used eight of the players who featured in an identical system against Leicester last month (including substitutes), the outcome waws altogether different, Steven Davies and Marvin Elliott scoring second-half goals to propel a rejuvenated Robins side to a memorable victory over the Reds.
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Apart from the opening 10 minutes when some of the players were obviously still adjusting, Forest seldom threatened to breach a defensive unit that bore no resemblance to the one so cruelly exposed by Leicester.
O'Driscoll puts the turnaround in fortunes to nothing more or less than organisation. Do you agree with him, or is there more to City's recovery than meets the eye?