Adam will maintain focus – Holloway

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 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. “If he feels aggrieved

then he’s dealing with it in the right manner and it will get

sorted one way or another.” There have been suggestions that if

Adam were to be successful it could bring the legitimacy of his

contract into question and even pave the way for him to leave as a

free agent. “If he’s out of contract then we’ll have to wait and

see, if not someone might have to buy him by January,” said

Holloway. “And it’ll be a lot more than we paid for him because

he’s been a success. “We’ll see next week and then we’ll move on

from whatever the decision is. “Charlie knows what I’ve been trying

to do with him anyway is to make him worth a lot of money and then

sell him to a much better club than us because I believe he’s good

enough to play for a much better club than us. “But we are now a

much better club because of him, and I think it’s a joint thing.

It’s been a joint venture and I don’t want that to change and

that’s why I’m not concerned about what I read in the papers. That

is a financial thing that will be sorted out. “And when I know what

that is, I’ll deal with it the way I’ve dealt with everything

else.” A number of players, including Adam, who have impressed in

Blackpool’s start to the campaign have been linked with moves away

from the club in January. But Holloway has advised them to focus on

the competition for places with whoever he might bring to the club

in the transfer window rather than eye a move. “I think if I was

one of my players I would be concerned about who I might bring in

in January,” he added. “And I think the way footballers should

think is that when that window opens I want to be in the gaffer’s

mind playing really well and trying to earn a new contract myself

because I love playing for Blackpool and I love playing for him and

I want to stay at this football club. “And they should be worrying

about who’s going to replace them because we’re progressing.”