HUDDERSFIELD Town's Simon Grayson has urged Adam Hammill to focus on football after escaping jail.
Town’s on-loan Wolves winger was this week sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty to a drunken assault on two women paramedics in his home city of Liverpool.
“I have spoken to Adam at length. He is very apologetic and honest about the whole business and admits it has affected him,” explained Grayson, who could hand the 24-year-old a fifth Town start at Charlton on Saturday.
“He says there have been a lot of things going around in his head since the incident (in the early hours of October 7, after he appeared as a substitute in Town’s 1-0 Championship win at Birmingham).
“Now it’s been dealt with by the court and I hope he can move on to better things.”
Grayson could yet bid to sign Hammill on a permanent basis during the January transfer window.
The former Liverpool and Barnsley player, who is on loan until January 13, has made eight Town appearances in all, scoring once, and Grayson added: “We saw some very good things when we first signed him.
“He has done well in some games and not so well in others, so we are seeking consistency.
“For his own development, he needs to be playing regularly, but he only has a certain time to secure a permanent move.”