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FORGET THE BLADES FOR NOW

5 November 2012

Boss says we have to concentrate on our league form

Micky Adams is, as expected, looking forward to meeting his old club Sheffield United in the second round of the FA Cup, but for now he says his players must concentrate on their league programme.

He said: “I suppose a lot of the attention will be drawn on me but I have got nothing to prove to anybody.

“I still maintain that I wasn’t given long enough there for whatever reason and I still maintain that regardless of the fact that they went down, I still believe that I was the man to take them straight back up.

“But I wasn’t afforded that chance, it is in the past, I am delighted where we are and what we are doing and I am pleased to be in the second round.

“I really don’t think that we have been given the credit that we deserve for going to a place like Forest Green and scraping a result.

“When you consider some of the shocks that have happened over the weekend, we are not talking about a shock, we are talking about us going down there and doing a professional job and consequently talking about Sheffield United.

“I was far from happy with a lot of things that we did on Saturday, but we’ve got three defenders out and we make changes and don’t moan about it.

“We just continue and try our best and I saw an honest professional performance down there. We did make mistakes and at times Forest Green did look the better team.

“But you’re not talking about a team that are sixty or seventy places below us – they are not that far away from us and when you consider Colchester getting knocked out and you look at Shrewsbury at Hereford, ours was a good performance and a good result.

“If you are looking for the biggest game in round two then I think you’ve got it. We have had a meeting about it this morning.

“ I said to the boys, ‘Let’s forget about the draw, let’s forget about the FA Cup because three out of the next four games are at home and we have got a great chance to cement where we are in the league before we come on to talking about Sheffield United.’ “

“I am sure there will be a great atmosphere there and it is certainly a game that we can look forward to and relish.

“We’ve got some good players and I believe we have got some players that shouldn’t be playing at this level.

“They will have the opportunity to go to a good stadium, play against a good team at the moment, with all the support that Sheffield United brings with it and I am sure we will be well backed there as well. It has all the hallmarks of a cracking tie.”


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