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Holloway uninterested in off-field issues
Published : 29 Oct 2010 17:00:29
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is adamant captain Charlie Adam's dispute with the club over unpaid bonuses will not have an impact on the pitch.Reports emerged this week revealing the 24-year-old is taking Blackpool to court, claiming he is owed money as part of the contract he signed on joining the club from Rangers in August 2009, which stipulated he would be paid a survival bonus for every season the Seasiders stayed up.Instead of merely avoiding relegation from the Championship, Blackpool won promotion to the Barclays Premier League.Adam - a major doubt for Blackpool's clash with to West Brom at Bloomfield Road on Monday after requiring stitches in his ankle following a challenge with Nikola Zigic in last weekend's defeat to Birmingham - reportedly shared a £5million bonus pot with his team-mates based on appearances, but believes he is also due the original bonus."At the moment all I know about Charlie is he's got a sore ankle, he's got some stitches in it and all I'm worried about is if he's going to be fit for Monday," said Holloway. "If there is a problem then it's none of my business. That's between the club and one of the players and it will be sorted out by arbitration by the sound of it so as far as I'm concerned Charlie Adam is my player and I will keep treating him as that."If Charlie feels that way, if the chairman feels that way and there's a dispute then someone else has got to sort it out and I'm delighted that it's not me. If he decides to be upset and unhappy I'll deal with every mood - and he's had a few since I've been here. I'll deal with them and I'll manage them as I've done before. Charlie has no problem with me at all. I've got no problem with him, and the club doesn't have a problem with him."