McInnes hails Robins' character
Derek McInnes has praised the character of his Bristol City players after they secured their league status with a 2-0 win against Barnsley.
The Robins have struggled for much of the season, winning just one of their first 14 matches, but have enjoyed a revival of late to go seven games unbeaten and ensure safety for another year.
And manager McInnes paid tribute to all involved at the club after a trying few months at Ashton Gate.
He said: "I think the players deserve huge credit for the way they have galvanised themselves and worked hard to get an outcome that looked unlikely a few weeks ago.
"They felt a responsibility and took the responsibility onto themselves. Players, staff and supporters have all pulled together to get us over the line and we have done it by ourselves, without any help from others, which is important.
"We have taken care of our own business and it is sweeter that way. Let's face it, we have been facing a relegation battle since the first kick of the ball and it has been a tough season. It has been a strain on the players, the supporters and the management since we came in. But I know what this club is capable of and I don't want to be involved in a relegation battle again."