Adam, 24, said: "The manager is a bubbly character and we have fun on the training ground. He's the same person you see in the media. It's not an act, as his wife would tell you.
"But people will take him seriously when they see him work because he's very thorough in what he does. When it's time to work you know it's time to work.
"He sits us down to analyse games on video and see where we've made mistakes. That's helped the lads.
"The players respect him. They've responded in the right way since he came into the club. He wants the players to be the best they can be."