CHARLIE ADAM admitted that the lure of first-team football was too hard to resist after completing his deadline day move from Liverpool . . . and believes he is joining a Club that is moving in the right direction.
The Scottish international finalised his move on Friday and is keen to make an impression after finding himself out of favour under Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.
“The opportunity to play was getting less and I felt that at my age, I wanted to play every week and hopefully I’ll get a chance to here,” said the 26-year-old.
“It’s a great Club that is going in the right direction – the foundations are here. They’ve been progressing ever since they’ve been in the Premier League and it’s great to be part of it and hopefully we can have a successful time together.”
Adam insists he is raring to go when he gets the call, and is looking to chip in with his fair share of goals as well as assists from the middle of the park.
“I’m ready. I’ve played three 45 minutes’ and two whole games, so I’m ready, fit and available. Hopefully when the opportunity comes I can do this Club proud.
“I want to get back to scoring goals – that was one of the things I didn’t really do last year. I’m hoping I can back to that and help the team improve on what they’ve done in the previous four of five seasons here.”
The former Rangers and Blackpool man is also keen to impress the Stoke City fans, who he remembers well from his previous visits as an opposition player.
“I know they’re a passionate bunch of supporters – every time I’ve been to the Britannia it’s been good and I’m looking forward to being part of it,” he added.
“I’m delighted to be here and to be given the opportunity to work with the Club, the manager and the players. It’s a Club on the up.”