JAMIE Ward has launched a stinging attack on former Sheffield United manager Micky Adams after completing his much-anticipated move to Derby County.
Ward, who initially joined Nigel Clough’s side on loan in February, was ostracised by Adams following a difference of opinion with the then boss during training.
Speaking after putting pen to paper on a three-year contract, Ward said: “A lot of things have been said by Micky Adams but I don’t agree with any of them. He said I was a bad egg and he didn’t like my attitude.
“He’s the only manager who has ever said that about me. That’s his opinion but, to be honest, I’m not too bothered about his opinion.
“I definitely won’t be shedding a tear for him.”
Adams’ five-month spell at Bramall Lane came to an end on Tuesday when he was axed after failing to save United from relegation.
Ward, who has scored five goals in 13 appearances for Derby, added: “I couldn’t believe what we fell out over, to be honest, and none of the other players could either.
“We were doing a running session. I did a yo-yo test and thought I got to a high level.
“Then I started stiffening up and so I pulled out in order to protect myself. He didn’t seem to like it and it just escalated from there. One minute, he wanted me, the next minute, he didn’t.”