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Last Updated: Saturday, 20 March, 2004, 19:09 GMT
Adams urges Dickov revival
Leicester boss Micky Adams
Leicester manager Micky Adams is calling on Paul Dickov to raise his game in the coming weeks.

Dickov returned to the team for the first time after the ill-fated La Manga trip in the 1-1 draw against Everton.

"Paul will be the first to say he wasn't at his best and at his sharpest. His general play wasn't the Paul Dickov we know," said Adams.

"As a person he is still traumatised by events but that 90 minutes will have done him a world of good," added Adams.

The Scotland striker was recalled to the starting line-up after Billy McKinlay reported with a groin strain this morning.

Dickov, along with team-mates Frank Sinclair and Keith Gillespie, is facing charges of sexual aggression.

"Maybe he is trying to not make the headlines for all the wrong reasons, maybe that will affect his game," said Adams.

"As a manager I have to try and take that burden away from him. He has to concentrate on what he does best. That is the difficulty he has got and he has to get used to it."

Leicester snatched a point in stoppage time when Marcus Bent headed home a corner from sub Steve Guppy.

Adams said: "We don't do things the easy way at this club but we deserved a point considering the amount of possession we had."

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