CHAMPIONSHIP LATEST: Former Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll named new Bristol City manager
BRISTOL City have appointed Sean O’Driscoll as their new manager, less than three weeks after his controversial departure from Nottingham Forest.
The 52-year-old returns to the npower Championship to take charge of a Robins side that has won just six times this season and is six points adrift of safety.
The club parted company with manager Derek McInnes on Saturday night after 15 months in charge at Ashton Gate on the back of a 4-0 home defeat to Leicester.
And the City board moved quickly to appoint the former Doncaster boss who turned down fellow strugglers Barnsley last week.
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O’Driscoll, who has signed a 12-month rolling contract, was relieved of his duties at Forest on Boxing Day after just five months in charge.
Former Alfreton Town defender Kyle McFadzean is still a transfer target for the Robins, despite the change of manager.
"There was already something in place to bring Kyle to the football club and that has not changed," said O'Driscoll, who briefly worked with McFadzean at Crawley Town.
"I would like to get him through the door as quickly as possible."
BLACKPOOL have been given permission to speak to Dundee United manager Peter Houston over the vacancy at Bloomfield Road.
The Seasiders are seeking a replacement for Michael Appleton, who quit last week for a move to Blackburn.
A Dundee United spokesperson said: “The club have granted Blackpool permission to contact Peter Houston.
“That’s on the basis that, as a football club, we won’t stand in the way of anyone furthering their career.”
FORMER Derby County goalkeeper Lee Camp is attracting interest from Ipswich Town.
The Northern Ireland international has been told he can leave Nottingham Forest during the January transfer window, with his contract due to expire in the summer.
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is looking to strengthen his squad and is reported to have held talks with the Derby-born stopper.
PETERBOROUGH United have turned down a bid from Nottingham Forest for midfielder George Boyd.
Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has described the offer as "derisory".
MacAnthony added that Reading, Millwall and Crystal Palace had also shown an interest in Boyd, who had a loan spell at Forest during the 2009-10 season.
BOLTON Wanderers winger Martin Petrov is in talks over a move to Spanish side Espanyol.
“Martin obviously wants to play,” said Bolton boss Dougie Freedman. “He’s on a fantastic wage at this club and one that I feel that we can (use to) make room for another player.
“He’s done nothing wrong. He’s been a good lad and a good servant to the club. I just feel we’re going in a different direction.
“Martin wants to get his move, he wants to go to Spain and I think we should help him.”