Adam fit to face Magpies

The Seasiders talisman injured his foot in the early stages of last

week’s damaging 3-1 loss to Wigan, which left the club in the

Premier League relegation zone. Although X-rays earlier this week

cleared the 25-year-old Scotland midfielder of any break, he was

still rated doubtful for the Magpies’ visit to Bloomfield Road. He

has since made a full return to training and manager Ian Holloway

said: “Charlie is fine, it’s good news for everyone. “He has not

bust his foot, it was just bruising and he has trained for the last

two days.” Holloway is also hoping Adam’s fellow midfielder David

Vaughan will be able to feature at the weekend. The influential

Wales international has missed the last two games with a hip

injury. Holloway said: “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 and

didn’t look any different from what he normally does, so that is a

boost for everyone.” Blackpool have just five games remaining and

must arrest a dreadful run of form to extend their stay in the top

flight. 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 the situation

will change if his players cut out mistakes and their luck changes.

Looking back at the Wigan loss, he said: “I wouldn’t expect my

players to do those things but unfortunately they did. “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.”