The coach says Wigan and City are as close as they can to buy the Ghana international, but “it still has to get over the line”
The winger has made a transfer request and has since not featured in any of City’s pre-season games.
O’Driscoll said Wigan and Cardiff need to up their game for the wantaway Ghana international else he would use him for next Wednesday’s friendly against Reading and possibly keep him at Ashton Gate.
City have placed a price tag of £1 million on the Ghanaian and their boss wants the issues surrounding the transfer resolved within the next 48 hours.
“I want it sorted for Albert’s sake, for our sake and for everybody’s sake,” Bristol City’s O’Driscoll told the Bristol Evening Post.
“I need to know whether he is going to still be with us when the season starts and if Wednesday comes around and nothing has been decided, I will use him against Reading.
“We’ve tried to move the situation along. Albert’s agent advised him to put in a transfer request because that was the next step for him and he stayed behind when we went to Spain last week.”
O’Driscoll added: “We need to clarify the situation and either draw a line under it or wish him all the best. If Wigan want him and have the money, then you would think they would come up with an offer that we deem acceptable.
“I think they [Wigan and City] are as close as they can be, but it still has to get over the line. But if he is involved on Wednesday, I will be sitting down with the board and saying ‘look, this cannot go on’.”