Micky Adams has explained the early substitution of Joe Davis saying he’d made a”wrong decision” in picking him but that Davis would “bounce back”
Joe has got what it takes to bounce back, the lad has been great for us ever since he came back from Luton, but as I said, that was as tough a game for him as he would have to experience…
Adams removed Davis after the defender narrowly escaped a red card and commented: “Whether they are right or wrong, well, we have lost a game of football, so they are always going to be open to debate in terms of one, Joe.
“I think that is a hard thing to do for a kid. He sees his dad come home fighting relegation and he sees the hurt and the disappointment in his dad, because that is what we do as football managers, we take things home with us.
“The hard thing for Joe was to not let that put him off his own game today, but I thought, whether I was right or I was wrong that it was getting to him.
“He had been booked and he was lucky to stay on the pitch with the other tackle so I decided to take him off. Now whether that was the right decision, it was probably the wrong decision picking him in the first place with the greatest of respect.
“But as I said before we have lost a game of football and when you do that you open yourself up for criticism.
“Joe has got what it takes to bounce back, the lad has been great for us ever since he came back from Luton, but as I said, that was as tough a game for him as he would have to experience today.”