Adam won't dwell on past

Midfielder focused on Blackpool's survival fight

Adam: Determined

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Charlie Adam has insisted he is focused on keeping Blackpool in the Premier League after shrugging off his transfer window disappointment.

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Adam had hoped to secure a move away from Bloomfield Road in January after attracting interest from several of the Seasiders' Premier League rivals.

It looked like a move might finally materialise on deadline day as Tottenham came in with a late bid, but ultimately there was not enough time.

Adam is refusing to dwell on what might have been, though, demonstrating in the games against West Ham and Everton that his determination to succeed for Blackpool remains as strong as ever.

"The transfer thing has been easy for me to deal with," the Scotland midfielder told the Daily Record.

"I've played against West Ham and Everton since then, played well in the games, and that's how we get on with it.

"It's done, the window is closed. The aim now is to keep Blackpool in the league. It's going to be difficult after losing a couple but it's a wonderful league to be playing in.

"The last day of the transfer window was all a bit mad. It's like every transfer window, isn't it? Everybody goes mental - Sky Sports especially, with the clock ticking down on one side of the telly.

"But it's just like any other day in a footballer's life - if there's speculation, that's what happens.

"It was crazy but it's gone. The focus now is Blackpool."

Money jump

Adam maintains that any move would not have been motivated by the prospect of earning more money.

He explained: "Maybe the jump in money would have been enormous. But if you are a real footballer you are here to play football. For me, it's all about playing at football - and playing at massive clubs.

"I'm fortunate enough to have played at a massive club in Rangers. I'm now playing in the Premier League, one of the best leagues in the world. How can you complain?"

Adam has emerged as one of the stars of the Premier League season and he admits it does give him a feeling of satisfaction after having to deal with criticism at various times in his career.

"There are certain people I've proved wrong - and it puts a smile on my face to know that inside, these people are hurting," said the 25-year-old former Rangers player.

"But you are always proving people wrong in this game. You can't please everybody.

"I can't name names but yes, it's people in football I'm talking about."

"Hopefully I have shown I have reacted in the right way and I'm at a good level now, playing regularly in the Premier League and hopefully playing for my country as well."