Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins has revealed Che Adams missed last night’s game against Burton due to a breach of club discipline.
Although Adkins refused to divulge details of the matter which prompted him to omit the player from the squad, he confirmed it took place following Saturday’s victory over Doncaster Rovers.
“Che was not involved because, from my point of view, he chose to deselect himself over the weekend,” Adkins said. “It’s a minor thing but he needs to learn from it and I’m sure he has. We’ll keep it ‘in-house’ because it’s about educating players and them understanding what we expect from professionals. Maybe, over the weekend, he’s not quite lived up to that.”
Adkins, speaking after the 0-0 draw, said Adams would feature during today’s U21 friendly with Wolves before being considered for United’s visit to Port Vale. “It won’t linger,” Adkins said. “It’s all done, dusted and dealt with. Che will play for the U21’s and then be available for Port Vale. Discipline is important to the club. Che will have learned his lessons and work hard because, from my perspective, he has an opportunity to go to the very top.”
United remained sixth in the table - five points behind Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side.
“For us, it was all about discipline,” Hasselbaink said. “Not getting dragged out of position because, against very good opponents, if we’d have done that we could have been chasing two goals rather than one.”