Marc Bridge-Wilkinson can start glancing at the League One table again.

City's newest loan capture did not want reminding that his club Stockport were cut adrift at the bottom.

"I haven't looked at the table for a couple of months now," said the 25-year-old midfielder, "not the bottom bit anyway.

"I keep an eye now and again on the top six and top half but I turn away as soon as the page flicks over.

"The annoying thing is that it didn't matter if Stockport won or drew, we'd still be stuck on the bottom. It's been a real struggle all season.

"You'd come in for training on a Monday after a disappointing result and it's so difficult through the week. You try to make the best of it but when you are losing games all the time then you can't enjoy it."

Bridge-Wilkinson, one of the higher earners at Edgeley Park, has been told he can find another club even though his contract has another 18 months to run. And he is delighted to land at Valley Parade - for a month at least.

"This is a big club in this division and I'm just looking to see if we can get back in the play-off spots during the time I'm here.

"I missed out on the play-offs with Port Vale last season on goal difference.

"But it's a nice change from being at the bottom of the table and I will do my best to help City."