Adkins praises defenderManager Nigel Adkins praised Kaspars Gorkss after the defender came in for his first League appearance of the season at home to QPR.
The Latvian, who turned 32 earlier in the week, put in a dependable showing alongside Sean Morrison, and the boss was keen to give him a chance after his professionalism in training throughout the campaign.
Adkins said, "No decision is easy, I think hard and long about every one I make. I just thought it was right.
"Every single day, Kaspars has trained hard, trained long with the right intent. He's been the ultimate professional and so supportive.
"We conceded five last week, and if a player is training so hard then doesn't get light at the end of the tunnel, it can be demoralising.
"So I thought it was right, I've been pleased with the young partnership of Morro and Pearcey but Kaspars came in and didn't let anybody down."
Kaspars is now away on international duty with country, and they play away to Ireland on Friday night in a friendly match; the first game in charge for Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.