Bassett dismisses Adams talk
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dave Bassett has laughed off reports that Micky Adams will walk away from Leicester.Leicester's director of football Dave Bassett has laughed off reports that manager Micky Adams is thinking of walking away from the club.
A frustrated Adams suggested on local BBC radio that he had done as much as he could do, after David Connolly's sending off turned a game in favour of Queens Park Rangers in a 3-2 home defeat.
However, Bassett told skysports.com that Adams was merely frustrated and has absolutely no intention of walking away from the job.
"It's people trying to make a mountain out of a molehill," said Bassett. "It's the kind of comment that you throw away when you're frustrated.
"Of course he was frustrated, losing a game you've led 2-0 and having a player sent off.
"It's the kind of time you don't want to talk to the press. But if you don't, you get accused of being a coward, so what can you do?
"I didn't even hear about it, and it's certainly not something anybody at the club is taking seriously.
"Micky's not happy with the discipline at the club but he's fined the people the maximum amount which is all he can do and he's looking to address the problem."
Bassett believes that nobody is more upset about the dismissal than Connolly himself - especially after finally getting a goal.
"We expected David to weigh in with a few more goals, and then he got a great goal on Saturday and I thought 'that's it, he's on his way'," added Bassett.
"He needed a goal badly, but he got it and then got sent off. I think he would probably have got another one in that game if it wasn't for that.
"He's an intelligent boy and he's not a violent type. He knows he's contributed to the defeat."
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