Micky Adams' praises Port Vale's honest approach after Jennison Myrie-Williams incident
MICKY Adams will tell his players to stay honest – even if it keeps opposition players on the pitch.
The Vale boss was incensed about the treatment dished out to winger Jennison Myrie-Williams in Tuesday's 2-2 draw at home to Rochdale.
The winger was left to wonder if Rochdale would have been down to 10 men if he'd stayed down when fouled.
However, Adams who sends his team out at Southend today, will tell his players to stay on their feet and not put pressure on the referee.
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He said: "I am delighted to see Jennison on his feet.
"My players stay down if they are hurt, if not they get their backsides up and off the terra firma.
"We do things right at this football club, which is why I was so disappointed with Sam Morsy's tackle."
However, Adams says referees also have to do their job if Myrie-Williams is subjected to the sort of treatment dished out by Rochdale on Tuesday.
Adams says referee Andy Woolmer was right to send off Morsy for a dangerous tackle, but he should have offered Myrie-Williams protection.
He is in no doubt that Rochdale targeted the in-form winger.
Adams said: "That was special treatment.
"It wasn't necessarily that one challenge. Two minutes later he got put on his backside again from the same player, and from behind again."
New signing Sean McAllister is in the squad for the Southend game after the Valiants were given special dispensation by the Football League to sign him, even though the club is still in administration.
The 25-year-old, who was a free agent after being released by Shrewsbury, has signed a two-month contract.
Bob Young, of administrators Begbies Traynor is also hopeful the club will be under the new ownership of Norman Smurthwaite and Paul Wildes by November 20.