Harewood blow hits Pool for six

Published Nov. 25, 2010 6:15 p.m. ET

Harewood, 31, suffered the setback ahead of the Premier League match against Bolton on Saturday. It is a huge blow for the player, who has scored five goals in his debut season for the club. Holloway said: "Marlon did not look too happy today. He is a lovely lad, who was getting himself going and scoring. "It is just not nice what has happened and at an important time of the season as well. "He is big and he is strong and he has scored some goals for us which is hard to do at this level. But this is an occupational hazard. "I wanted it to be competitive at the end of training and it went on too long. We had one team running against another and he has torn his hamstring. It was my fault. "I'm in the doghouse from the physio. How long is Marlon likely to be out for? Five or six weeks." Harewood said: "I did it in training yesterday. We were doing sprints and I tore my hamstring. "I can't believe it as I was feeling good and thought I was playing well. "I'm not a happy man at the moment but I'll keep going and hopefully I'll be back before too long." Meanwhile Holloway remains convinced Charlie Adam is in it for the long haul at Bloomfield Road after the midfielder won his battle with the club over an unpaid bonus. However, crucially for Holloway the terms of the player's contract were not breached, according to a ruling from the Premier League. There were fears the influential Scotland international would have been entitled to leave as a free agent if that had been the case. Holloway said: "I never had any doubt Charlie wanted to leave. Why would he want to when he is the mainstay of our team? He is one of the boys I rely on almost week in week out and he is trying to get better. "The system suits him, the crowd love him and his best chance of development is here. At the moment Charlie is more than happy."