Adam to return for Blackpool

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway says star forward Charlie Adam will be fit for Saturday’s clash against Newcastle United.The Scotland international sustained an injury in last weekend’s 3-1 defeat against Wigan but will not have to miss out on the action at Bloomfield Road, as his team fights for their English Premier League status.

Holloway said: “He has not broken his foot, it was just bruising and he has trained for the last two days.”

“Charlie is fine; it’s good news for everyone.”

Blackpool find themselves in the relegation zone with five games remaining but are currently just a point away from safety.

Holloway is confident his players can stay in the top flight because battling against the odds is in the squad’s nature.

He said: “Now we are down there, we have got to get out.”

“I think we are in a better place because we are used to looking up rather than down. I think it will suit us.”

“You have to take the positives out of it so I have been showing the players all sorts of things.”

Holloway said his players were lucky to be professional footballers and reflected on the stresses of being a Premier League player.

He added: “But first and foremost we are all having a go at being a football manager or a football player and we are very lucky.”

“We need to cherish that- we have been out in the sun today and with some sun block on and we are running about. How lucky are we?”

“What stress have we actually got apart from carry everybody’s hopes and dreams on our back?”

“Sometimes that can become a bit of a burden if you start to worry.”

Defender David Carney (shoulder) is in doubt to face Alan Pardew’s side.