Adam fit for Toon clash
Blackpool captain Charlie Adam is fit for Saturday's crucial home game against Newcastle.
Last Updated: 22/04/11 7:42am
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has confirmed that Charlie Adam is fit for Saturday's home game against Newcastle.
The Seasiders skipper injured his foot in the early stages of last week's 3-1 home defeat by Wigan, which saw Pool slip into the drop zone.
While X-rays earlier this week cleared Adam of any break, the influential midfielder remained doubtful for Saturday.
But the 25-year-old Scotland international has since made a successful return to training and is set to remain in the starting line-up for a match that is crucial to the Tangerines' survival hopes.
"Charlie is fine, it's good news for everyone," said Holloway.
"He has not bust his foot, it was just bruising and he has trained for the last two days."
Holloway is also hoping he can field David Vaughan alongside Adam in midfield again.
The influential Wales international should be back in contention for the Newcastle visit after missing the last two games through a hip injury.
Holloway confirmed: "Vaughany has got a slight problem but it won't be made any worse by us playing him, providing he does a certain regime of exercises.
"He joined in training today (Thursday) and didn't look any different from what he normally does, so that is a boost for everyone."
Blackpool have five games left and must halt a wretched run of form if they are to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
The Tangerines have slipped into the bottom three after winning just one of their last 13 games but they continue to play fearless attacking football.
And Holloway is convinced they can climb to safety if his players can cut out individual errors and their luck turns.
"I wouldn't expect my players to do those things but unfortunately they did," he said of the Wigan defeat.
"We gave them the first two goals and they got a deflected third. It either goes for you or it doesn't, but I think those things can change round at any time in the season.
"The last thing you need to get is frustrated. I wasn't frustrated, I was just disappointed for the lads.
"They have deserved a lot better and if they keep going and keep believing in themselves it will turn."