‘Embarrassed’ boss has no plans to quit

Sheffield United manager: Micky Adams.
Sheffield United manager: Micky Adams.
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MICKY Adams last night rubbished reports that he will consider his future if Sheffield United are beaten by Derby County this afternoon.

The 49-year-old is still searching for his first win since being appointed as Gary Speed’s permanent successor in December; a record he described as an “embarrassment” following Tuesday’s defeat at Scunthorpe.

That result saw United slip to 23rd in the table - five points adrift of safety with just 13 games of the season remaining.

But despite previously expressing concerns about the depth and quality of options at his disposal, he said: “Let’s just put all this resigning stuff to bed.

“If I’d put this squad together then yes, I probably would consider walking. But I haven’t and I’m not going to.

“I left Leicester earlier in my career because of certain issues, which I’m not going to go into, that were happening at the time. And I look back on that now and think I made a mistake.

“But resign? Stay at home with the missus and end up watching stuff like ‘Homes Under The Hammer’ on the telly? Do me a favour.”

Adams, who also dismissed stories claiming injured striker Darius Henderson is a fortnight away from returning to action, added: “What we are facing now is a test of character. That’s effectively what it is.

“A test of how the lads react when they make a mistake. Of whether they will be brave enough to demand the ball back if they make an error.”

Meanwhile, Tony Currie and Alan Birchenall are appearing at a ‘Legends Re-United’ evening next month. The event takes place on Thursday March 3 at Firth Park Working Mens Club, Idsworth Road.