Adams delighted with Leicester's recovery

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Micky Adams expressed his relief after his Leicester City earned a crucial away win with two second-half goals at Gillingham on Tuesday. Matt Heath and Dion Dublin eased the pressure on the Leicester manager with their strikes.

"It's always nice to win because I'm paid to win games and that win was very welcome," Adams said. "The players were fantastic. To a man they stood up and were counted."

Leicester had suffered a miserable 3-2 defeat at QPR at the weekend. "A few things were said after Saturday and the lads responded in exactly the right way," Adams added.

Leicester's goalkeeper, Kevin Pressman, produced a fine save to deny Gillingham's Darren Byfield what looked a certain goal. Nayron Nosworthy broke down the right and squared for Byfield, who thought he had scored, until Pressman flung himself across goal to divert the ball behind for a corner.

"Kevin's save was a turning point. I'm pleased for him - ever since he came in he has not let us down," said Adams. "Our front two were lively as well."

After Pressman's second-half heroics Heath was on hand to bundle home after Nikos Dabizas had his header saved by Steve Banks. The visitors got a deserved second in the 71st minute when Trevor Benjamin broke on the left before crossing to Dublin, who shot past Banks.