Holloway's Adam admission
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is resigned to losing star midfielder Charlie Adam in the future.
Last Updated: 08/11/10 9:13am
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has conceded he is resigned to losing star midfielder Charlie Adam in the future.
Adam has been Blackpool's stand-out performer in their debut campaign in the Premier League with a number of eye-catching performances attracting admiring glances from rival clubs.
The Scot's future has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks because of a legal dispute with the club over bonuses from last season and Holloway believes one of the country's top clubs will come calling for Adam.
"As long as Charlie keeps his mind on football - which he will do as he loves playing - and I keep picking him because he trusts me, then there's not going to a problem," said Holloway.
"Whatever happens, happens. It's out of my hands.
"I've got some brilliant players, I want them to be successful, and being successful is looking after your family and earning the right amount of money your play deserves. If I can't give them that, then they'll go with my blessing.
"There will be a time when Charlie needs to go - unless we're in a position where Charlie should play - which I think is one of the top four teams.
"I honestly believe he is that good. I think one of them will buy him one day. If not they might nick him, because we have a bit of a technicality - if that happens, what can I do? Nothing, so we get on with it."
Transfer targetsMeanwhile, Holloway believes Blackpool's fine start to life in the top flight will persuade players to make the move to Bloomfield Road after struggling to bring in many of his top targets during the summer transfer window.
"Look, I got some players sat on the side who I think are really good as well and haven't had a chance to play yet," added Holloway.
"What I'm trying to do is find more and more players who want to come here. I had trouble in the summer, people saying 'How much am I going to get?', but I don't think people will say that anymore, I think they'll say 'Please can I play for you?' Because they won't think we're going to go down, and they'll want to play this type of football."