Boss back in charge of team affairs
Micky Adams returned to the club today and will take charge of team affairs from this point on, albeit maybe from the stands and not on the touchline for the time being.
He is understandably still not fully fit, but says he is making progress on a day to day basis and told local press he is hoping to be able to throw away one of his crutches by Saturday.
He said: “The first seven or eight days are a little bit frustrating because I didn’t seem to be making much progress, but after day eight, nine, ten and eleven I started to do more walking and I am feeling better every day.
“It has been a bit like a mini-break for me, a holiday, but I am not used to holidays at this time of year – I wasn’t to be doing what I do, so it has been a little bit frustrating for myself and it has been irritating for my wife, I am sure.
“When you are used to being active, that’s the most frustrating part. I like to think I keep myself in reasonable shape and in good order, but this spell of inactivity has not helped my mindset.
“I am over the worst now and it is onwards and upwards as far as my fitness is concerned. Obviously I can’t get involved with kicking balls at the moment, but I have a good coach there.
“What Rob had done in the last three games has been admirable, it has been a great learning curve from him and he has been able to put on the sessions that I want him to do.
“But the thing I have enjoyed the most today is getting back out there – a little bit of fresh air and certainly getting back amongst the boys.
“I haven’t yet decided whether I will be on the touchline on Saturday or in the stands. It is difficult for me on two crutches, but it could be that by the end of the week I am only on one crutch and that would certainly help me.
“Either way, if I have to sit in the stand I will do so. I will be in communication with the bench if I need to make changes, or change the shape of the team at all and I will take responsibility for the side again.”