A PROUD Englishman, Micky Adams hopes Fabio Capello’s squad win their Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales later today, writes James Shield.
But not before Sheffield United striker Ched Evans gives them a huge scare inside Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
Evans, who could earn his 13th cap for the principality, is expected to be a key figure in United’s battle for Championship survival after scoring seven goals in his last 19 appearances at domestic level.
Adams, the South Yorkshire club’s manager, told The Star: “My ideal result would be a 4-3 victory for England with Ched scoring a hat-trick. That way he comes back to us full of confidence and positive about his game.
“Hopefully Ched gets a chance to show what he can do, plays really well and doesn’t pick up any injuries. That would be my perfect scenario.”
United, with Evans spearheading a three-pronged attack, moved to within four points of safety when they beat Leeds last weekend. They return to action at league leaders Queens Park Rangers on April 4.
With Bjorn Helge Riise (Norway) and Daniel Bogdanovic (Malta) also on international duty this evening, Adams hopes all three report back to Shirecliffe on Monday unscathed.
“We’ll be keeping a close eye on how they get on,” added Adams. “And keeping our fingers crossed that they don’t pick up any injuries.
“But, joking aside, I hope they all put in good performances because that can only have a positive impact on how they do for us.
“Being involved with their countries in these games is recognition for the effort they’ve been putting in on a regular basis here at Bramall Lane.”