Sheffield United: Adams to punish his red card duo

The bitter pill of defeat for Blads Boss Micky Adams
The bitter pill of defeat for Blads Boss Micky Adams
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SHEFFIELD United manager Micky Adams confirmed that Rob Kozluk and Lee Williamson will be punished after describing their sending-offs as “absolutely ridiculous” following Saturday’s loss at Ipswich Town.

United were trailing 3-0 when Kozluk received a straight red for confronting Lee Martin during a skirmish on the touchline before his team mate collected a second caution for protesting about the decision.

New Owls boss Gary Megson

New Owls boss Gary Megson

Adams, who will seek urgent talks with Bramall Lane’s board of directors later this week aimed at securing the funding required to sign reinforcements, said: “This club has got a disciplinary code and we’ll follow it.

“I could understand why Kozzy was upset about the tackle but he’s an experienced player and he should know better. If you want to have a dig back for something then you bide your time and wait for another day.

“Lee knew that he’d already been booked so he shouldn’t be chirping away at the ref like that.

“I don’t think they need me to remind them of their responsibilities. They know them already.”

With United now four points adrift of npower Championship safety, Kozluk and Williamson lost their cool after goals from Damien Delaney, David Norris and a superb solo effort from Connor Wickham condemned them to a third successive defeat.

Ipswich midfielder Grant Leadbitter also saw a second-half penalty saved by Steve Simonsen.

Meanwhile, Adams admitted that striker Ched Evans has been forced to report for international duty with Wales despite missing the visit to Portman Road with a stomach complaint.

Gary Speed’s side face the Republic of Ireland in a friendly at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

“Ched’s got gastroenteritis but the rules say he’s got to go down there and be assessed by their own doctors,” Adams said. “It’s seems strange but that’s the way it is.

“I would think he’s going to be a major doubt for them.”