Frozen-out Yeates forgives Adams

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MARK Yeates says he holds no grudge against Micky Adams or Sheffield United following his move to Watford.

It is well-documented the Dubliner fell out with Adams last term and was frozen out of the first-team picture at Bramall Lane.

Yeates, who agreed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road on Wednesday, has told The Star: “For one reason or another, it just didn’t work out at United. It was pretty stop-start.

“I think the only time I had a regular stint in the team was under Gary Speed. I felt like I was really starting to find my feet then and I was scoring goals.

“But all of a sudden we got a new manager in and we all know what happens when a new manager comes in. Some players take to him and some don’t. It didn’t work out between Micky and I but there are no hard feelings.

“I just didn’t play enough football at United. I think there were times when I showed what I was capable of but I don’t think I played enough games to feel really settled.”

The 26-year-old, who has moved to the Hornets for an undisclosed fee, featured 56 times for the Blades. He also claimed five goals in 36 appearances last season.

“Sheffield is a great city and I am pretty sad to have left on the one hand but on the other, I have been given an opportunity to stay in the Championship,” Yeates added.

United will pocket more cash for Yeates based on appearance clauses.

Wing ace Yeates sees no reason why United can’t gain promotion out of League One at the first attempt.

“I wish them all the best for the future and I hope that they can go straight back up because it is definitely not a club that deserves to be in League One,” he said.

“It is a tough league.

“There are going to be times when it is not pretty but I think if the players approach it in the right way and play the way Danny (Wilson) wants them to play then they have a chance.

“If Danny gets the players in that he wants, I’m sure that they can kick on.”