Bristol City boss Gary Johnson has dismissed suggestions his side do not deserve to be challenging for a play-off spot in the Championship.City have won their last five games and are unbeaten in the league since before December.
Johnson has however laughed off criticisms his side have merely been picking up points against weaker teams in the division - a charge levelled at his charges by opposing managers in the past weeks.
"We have to give credit to the lads. I just feel they haven't been given enough credit for the run they've had - whether its locally or nationally," he told the club's official website.
"Opposition managers keep saying they've slaughtered us in games but lost 2-0, or 2-1 in Norwich's case where 'the referee cost them the game'.