Was Adams right to blast Sheffield United? Yes, admits Lowton

Mathew Lowton
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MATTHEW Lowton, the Sheffield United full-back, last night endorsed Micky Adams’ decision to question his team’s character as they battle to avoid relegation.

Adams accused his players of lacking “heart” following Tuesday’s collapse at Scunthorpe which saw United seize control of the game before suffering a 3-2 defeat. That result saw them prepare for tomorrow’s visit of Derby County 23rd in the Championship table and five points adrift of safety.

Lowton said: “There were a few home truths in the dressing room afterwards.

“The gaffer had us in the day after on Wednesday and showed us the DVD, both the first 20 minutes when we were well on top and then how things turned around so we ended up losing.

“When we were doing what he told us to do we were well on top. But then we took our foot off the gas, gave away a sloppy penalty and two bad goals. So, yes, I can understand him having a go.”

Travelling supporters chanted: ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ during the closing stages at Glanford Park.

Lowton, who used to watch United as a child, said: “The supporters are massively important. When they get behind us, let me tell you, it does make a difference.

“It just gives you a massive buzz and helps you go that extra yard. I can’t tell you how good it makes you feel and they can make a real noise here.

“But I also appreciate that we’ve got to give them something to shout about too. It’s a two-way thing but we want to take them with us because that would be a huge help,”