Adams: I won’t do a ‘Steve Davis’

Adams: I won’t do a ‘Steve Davis’

Micky Adams says he won’t comment on Blackburn’s position regarding striker Jordan Slew because unlike Crewe boss Steve Davis, he doesn’t comment on other club’s players.

Davis received widespread criticism in the summer after he questioned Vale’s treatment of his son, Joe Davis and Jordan Hugill.

Davis’ remarks, particularly about Hugill, who Vale developed from non-league to a League One performer, went down like a lead balloon at Vale Park and prompted Adams to tell Davis that “It has got nothing to do with him. I don’t comment on Crewe Alexandra or their players. So, I think for Steve, being a bit naïve and a young manager, maybe that is a lesson he should learn. Don’t talk about other people’s players.”

I don’t like talking about other people’s players, I think I have already warned Steve Davis off about that…

And Adams appeared to be sticking to his guns when the Sentinel asked him about Blackburn’s decision to delay any loan move for Jordan Slew with the Vale manager commenting:  “I don’t like talking about other people’s players, I think I have already warned Steve Davis off about that. I am certainly not going to tell Blackburn how to do their business and talk about him.

“However it [Vale’s interest in the player] has got in the public domain, it is there. But that is all I am willing to say on that subject.”

OVF Opinion: It’s clear that there’s no love lost between Micky Adams and Steve Davis and we think Adams is right to bring this point up. It’s surely the right approach to not make remarks about other club’s players – particularly ones so ill thought-out and factually incorrect as Davis’ comments on Jordan Hugill were. Adams’ view is that of the professional, who respects other clubs. However, Micky’s latest remarks certainly adds some spice to the forthcoming Potteries-South Cheshire derby games!


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