Holloway sure of Adam commitment

01 February 2011 04:57
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has said that captain Charlie Adam will remain committed to the club, despite failing to secure a deadline day move.Adam handed in a transfer request last week and had been heavily linked with Liverpool and Tottenham. [LNB]However, Holloway has warned that any player who was not motivated would be dropped from the squad. [LNB]Adam is expected to lead the side in Wednesday's Premier League game against West Ham United at Bloomfield Road. [LNB]Holloway said he had no issue with the 25-year-old wanting to move to a bigger club - and has pledged to do everything to make it happen - but he did not want him to leave midway through the Seasiders' first season in the top flight for four decades. [LNB]"Charlie's been fantastic for us and he can feel however he feels, but he is still professional," Holloway said. [LNB]"He has to deal with the fact he has at least another 15 games to get us at least another four wins and then wait and see what happens in the summer. I would love him to go to a club he wants to when the time is right."[LNB] KO is my new hero for sticking to his guns for not bowing to Agent power for not selling below £7mill the_future _is_itstangerinedotcom Holloway continued: "I have no doubts he will get where he wants to be eventually, but I didn't understand the timing or his impatience. I believe he is getting better all the time and in the summer it will be impossible to hang on to him." [LNB]He said it was now time to concentrate on football. "For now everything can go back to being about the football because we've an awful lot of work to do, we've got to improve. [LNB]"I'll have to see how people are, whether they are motivated or not. But I strongly recommend to anyone who pulls on a Blackpool shirt that they better remember that or I won't pick them." [LNB]Referring to Adam's transfer request, Holloway added: "Charlie told me why he put in a transfer request but that's private and personal, although I can't say I can argue with him. [LNB]"But the whole fact of it is the length of contact he has with the club determines that the chairman can say and do what he likes and Charlie has no choice. [LNB]"It is a shame for him he has the length of contract he has, but it gave him security and he and his agent decided to sign it. Who would have thought in the course of time we would be in the Premier League with Liverpool wanting to buy him?" [LNB]Holloway reiterated that a much higher bid would have been needed to prise Adam from Blackpool. [LNB]He stated: "They would have had to have given us a lot more money before my chairman would have even dreamed of risking the £46 million that he believes his family and the football club will get by keeping Charlie. [LNB]"So Charlie didn't have a choice unless Liverpool offered something the chairman would have accepted."

Source: BBC_Sport