Skipper Aaron Wilbraham says there can be no excuses as Bristol City battle to escape the Championship danger zone.

Manager Steve Cotterill and his players felt key decisions went against them as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers.

It was a second straight defeat and City, who visit Huddersfield Town on Saturday, are 21st without a win in four.

Only goal difference is keeping them above the relegation places after last season’s promotion from League I.

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Striker Wilbraham said: “Some of the decisions by the referee (against Blackburn) didn’t help, but we don’t want to sound as though we’re making excuses.

“We cannot rely on things like that. We have to put in the kind of performances that bring results, it’s as simple as that.

“It’s a learning curve for the lads this season, but we are coming up to 20 games and it’s time for the talking to stop. We need to start stringing together some results.”

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 5: Grant Hanley of Blackburn Rovers scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers at Ashton Gate on December 5, 2015 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The former Hull City and Crystal Palace player added: There are certain things we need to cut out and we need to tighten up all over the pitch.

“If we can do that, then things will start to turn.

“It sounds silly to say we play well in nearly every game when we are in the position we are in.

“But it’s those little things that are costing us and we need to work even harder to put them right.”