Ollie unsure of Adam future
Ian Holloway does not know whether Charlie Adam will stay at Blackpool at the end of the season.
Last Updated: 20/04/11 11:52am
Ian Holloway does not know whether Charlie Adam will stay at Blackpool this summer but admits he will have no control over the situation.
Speculation over Adam's future provided one of the stories of the January transfer window, as a number of clubs expressed an interest in signing the midfielder after he enjoyed an impressive first half to the season.
A move failed to materialise as the Seasiders held firm in their valuation of the player, rejecting offers from the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Birmingham and Aston Villa.
Blackpool have slipped into relegation trouble over the past couple of months despite keeping hold of Adam but Holloway has paid tribute to chairman Karl Oyston for working in the best interests of the club.
He is now waiting to see what will happen at the end of the season, indicating that it is not yet certain the 25-year-old will leave Bloomfield Road.
"I haven't got a clue whether he'll move on or not in the summer. I can't worry about things that aren't in my control," Holloway said in the Blackpool Gazette.
"The situation will be taken out of my hands because of how well he has played. Other people who have a lot more resources than I have will have seen what he can do, and it will be their choice and not mine.
"One thing I do know is that the chairman couldn't have done any more.
"If Charlie had gone (in the January transfer window) and we'd hit this bad run of form, everybody would have looked at the chairman and blamed him.
Bursting with pride
"But I think he has tried to do the right things for the fans, for the team and for us the staff ... maybe not for Charlie personally.
"But players sign these deals and they should see their contract through ... unless someone offers us a fee which is respectable and I didn't think we were offered that in January.
"So until his contract runs out (at the end of next season), surely we should hold out for what we think is right and not be bullied by some bigger, stronger and tougher clubs. That's what they were trying to do in January and I didn't like it."
Adam's performances this season were recognised with a nomination for PFA Player of the Year, with Gareth Bale taking the prize on Sunday, and Holloway was delighted to see one of his players in the running.
He added: "I have to say I am bursting with pride about the way Charlie has played and about his nomination for the PFA Player of the Year. He completely deserved that and he did it all himself.
"All I have done to help him is to give him the opportunity to play on a regular basis with a bunch of lads that like and respect him.
"He has helped them, they've helped him, and the results have been there for all to see in the last 18 months."
Adam suffered a foot injury in Saturday's defeat at home to Wigan but has undergone an X-ray as Holloway waits to see if he will be fit for the clash with Newcastle this weekend.