PREVIEW: Bristol City vs Millwall
ALBERT Adomah, for one, has good reason to want to put things right when Bristol City host Millwall tonight.
Beaten 3-2 by Leeds United at Ashton Gate on Saturday, the Ghana winger and his team-mates were subjected to the proverbial hairdryer treatment by manager Derek McInnes after the final whistle.
Upset at the careless manner in which his side shipped three goals and lost a game that was there to be won when Adomah made it 1-1 with a startling diving header midway through the second half, McInnes left his players in no doubt as to his feelings once back in the dressing room.
While Adomah understands the reasons behind the rollicking, it is not an experience he wishes to re-visit any time soon.
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He said: "I cannot say too much about what went on, because it has to stay in the dressing room.
"The manager is always going to be disappointed when we lose, but he was more unhappy because of the goals we gave away.
"He had to get his anger out and we were on the receiving end. It was not very nice and that is all I can say."
Although City's back four has come in for criticism from fans this season, Adomah insists responsibility rests with the entire team.
He said: "The manager wanted us to do more to keep the ball out of our own box and we have not done that in the last two home games.
"It is something we work on in training and it comes down to us defending as a team.
"You cannot single out individuals and say it's the defence. We have to put it right as a team and defend from the front."
City have yet to keep a clean sheet and Adomah will make no apologies if the Robins beat Millwall 1-0 in a dour encounter.
He explained: "We are giving the fans great entertainment, but there are too many goals going in.
"We know we can score goals this season, but that means nothing if we let more in.
"I know the fans may not like it, but we could do worse than keep things tight and sneak a 1-0 win."
One of the Championship's best-kept secrets when he joined City from Barnet in 2010, Adomah has since become a marked man with opposition teams often singling him out for special attention.
Acutely aware of the problem, the Londoner is continuing to develop his twinkle-toe skills on the training ground in a bid to stay one step ahead.
He added: "When I go out into a game these days, I know the other team will have done their homework. They usually double up on me and try to close me down quickly.
"Leeds moved Lee Peltier, who usually plays at right-back, to the left to counter me on Saturday and they managed to keep me quiet in the first half. I think more teams are worried about me and are going out of their way to keep me quiet nowadays than they did before. They'll either switch things around or put someone in specially to stop me and I have to deal with that.
"When I get the ball now, I have to make sire I do something with it, and my second-half performance against Leeds was much better."