Football - Organisation the key for resurgent Robins

Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll pinpointed his side's organisation as the secret behind his impressive start to life at Ashton Gate after a 2-0 win against Watford.

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The Robins, who kept a clean sheet for the first time since April 2012, survived some early scares against the division's top scorers and then took the lead in fortuitous circumstances when Greg Cunningham's hopeful cross found its way into the back of the net.

Paul Anderson scored after a smart corner routine in the second half to secure a valuable three points in the battle for survival and O'Driscoll admitted it was all about getting his side to work on the simple things.

"I've just organised them really," he said. "The previous game before I came in when they lost 4-0 to Leicester there wasn't much between the teams other than the goals.

"You need to be in a position in the Championship to win the ball back as quickly as you can. And if you can't win it back then you need to be in a position to not concede a goal and I just felt in that game we weren't in a position to do either.

"There was no lack of effort there, it was just tweaking it a little bit. They are a good group of players with a willingness to do well.

"You can speak about it but the players have to do it and their behaviour has been first class."

The clean sheet was City's first in 32 attempts but O'Driscoll added: "I wasn't aware, to be fair.

"It doesn't mean anything if you score more than the opposition so I'm not really too fussed about that to be honest."

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