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Millen given four games to claim Bristol City job

Bristol City's caretaker boss Keith Millen has been given another four games to press his claims for the job on a permanent basis. A 1-0 win at Peterborough United on Saturday ensured Millen has collected seven points from the three matches he has taken charge of since Gary Johnson's departure.

Millen has now been allotted the next four Championship fixtures to state his case to chairman Steve Lansdown.

Lansdown told the club's official website: "I'd decided before today's game that I didn't want too much uncertainty around the club.

"We're beginning to talk to people now and make enquiries for those people we feel could do a job for us. Keith Millen is one of those people.

"What I've discussed with Keith is that I want him to know he will be in charge at least until the Scunthorpe match (April 17th). That's four more games and by that time hopefully we will have done all our talking and examination of applicants. Then we should be in a position to decide who will be the next manager of Bristol City Football Club.

"That would give the new incumbent a couple of games at the end of the season to assess the squad and be in a good position to sort out the retained list, as well as look at what we need for next season.

"I want to congratulate Keith on the job he's been doing over the last three games since Gary left, and ask him to continue until Scunthorpe.

"He's happy with that because it gives him greater experience and a further insight into the job. He'll decide then whether he wants to apply formally for it."

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