Adam looks to push on
Skipper focused on points after trips to London
Last Updated: September 23, 2010 10:41am
Captain Charlie Adam is relieved to have got Blackpool's visits to Chelsea and Arsenal out of the way.
Ian Holloway's men were brought down to earth with a bump after their fairytale promotion success last season when they conceded a total of 10 goals at Stamford Bridge and the Emirates.
However, the Tangerines currently sit ninth in the Premier League table having collected points from their other three fixtures, and midfielder Adam feels his side can improve if they heed the lessons learned in London.
"I am happy we have got two of the very top teams out of the way so early in the season because now we can focus on the games that really matter in terms of us getting points," Adam told the Blackpool Gazette.
"We can learn from the mistakes we made, particularly during the first half at Stamford Bridge. We are not used to this league and the more we play in it the better players we will become.
"When Chelsea come back to our place they will see a totally different team.
"By then we will have the experience of this division and will have put right the mistakes we have made."
After enjoying his first taste of the Premier League with Pool, 24-year-old Adam's primary aim is top-flight survival.
"It is a privilege to be at this club and an honour to be playing in this league," he added.
"I just hope that we can produce some consistent performances and stay in the league. The most important thing for me is that we play well."
Pool entertain Blackburn at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, and Adam is looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd for just the second time this league campaign.
"It will make a nice change to be back at home," said Adam. "One game at home in six weeks is unusual and it will be nice to get back in front of our home crowd.
"It may be that some teams won't fancy coming to our place. They may find it a bit tough because we have fantastic support and the lads will be up for every game.
"Blackburn will know they have been in a game, that's for sure, and so will we because they are a good team.
"They have got good strength, quality players and a good manager, so we have to try to perform the way we did last season at Bloomfield Road and hopefully get the right result - not just against Blackburn but in every home match."