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Hodges Lauds Adam's Attitude

Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City U21s

GLYN HODGES has praised the professionalism and attitude of midfielder Charlie Adam after his involvement in the Under-21s’ Checkatrade Trophy tie with Blackburn Rovers.

The Scotland international played the full 90 minutes of last night’s clash at Ewood Park as the Potters’ senior Academy outfit fell to a narrow 1-0 loss to the League One side.

The former Liverpool, Blackpool and Rangers player has found first team opportunities hard to come by in the initial weeks of the season and was keen to be involved against Tony Mowbray’s outfit.

It was a similar story for the midfielder last season as played in each group game of the U21s’ Checkatrade Trophy campaign and Hodges says it’s always a pleasure to have Adam involved with his squad.

“Charlie’s great to have and as I’ve said before we would have him any time,” Hodges enthused.

“He comes in and enjoys working with the boys. He loves football and is doing his coaching badges so he knows the game and the other lads respect him. They enjoy his company and playing alongside him. 

“He added to our game on the night, even with the free-kick at the end when you are praying it goes in, but it just takes a slight deflection and goes inches wide.

“He has great qualities and is a superb talker on the pitch which you don’t always get with some of the older lads.

“When he speaks and the other lads listen so he’s brilliant to have around the group.”