Adam future out of Ollie’s hands

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. “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.”