The Bristol Post reports that Bristol City’s odds of winning League 1 have been slashed following City’s six new signings.
The Robins were 10/1 favourites to win the title two weeks ago, however those odds are now 15/2, placing them second favourites behind Sheffield United for the title (as of July 8th).
The bookies top team odds are as follows:
Sheffield United 5/1
Bristol City 15/2
Preston North End 8/1
Doncaster Rovers 10/1
Peterborough United 12/1
Leyton Orient 14/1
MK Dons 16/1
The changes in odds are a reflection of the work put in by Cotterill and director of football Keith Burt, who have both worked hard to fill the places of the 11 players who left in the summer.
City have so far signed up influential midfielder Wade Elliott, playmaker Korey Smith, winger Luke Freeman, right-back Mark Little and Aaron Wilbraham. Luke Ayling was today confirmed to have been signed from Yeovil Town.
However the hard work is not yet over for Cotterill and he has gone on record to say he’s still after a new goalkeeper to provide competition for Frankie Fielding.
Confidence in City’s title credentials will be enforced if they can fight off the attentions for Brighton for star striker Sam Baldock. One bid has so far been rejected; however the board of directors are bracing themselves for an improved offer.