Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll has confirmed he will be joined by a new assistant in the near future as he looks to guide the npower Championship's rock-bottom side to safety.

The club's previous assistant manager Tony Docherty followed Derek McInnes in departing Ashton Gate at the weekend and there are a number of options for the Robins when it comes to appointing the Irishman's new number two.

"It is something we need to address pretty quickly," O'Driscoll said. "The board have people in mind that they think might be a good fit for Bristol City.

"There are also people I know and people who I haven't worked with who have been recommended to me. So there are three avenues to go down.

"There are various people that have expressed a desire to join the football club and if I can do it quickly then I will."

O'Driscoll inherits a side who are 24th in the division, have not kept a clean sheet since April and have a goal difference of minus 16 but despite their precarious position, he believes they are capable of escaping danger.

"I think the squad of players is, with one or two additions, as good as anything in the division," he said.

"I think there is a feeling within the people that I have met that staying in the division is a distinct possibility. No-one is resigned to anything."