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Hughes excited to work with Adam

9 June 2013 12:23

New Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says Charlie Adam will be a key part of his plans at the Britannia Stadium.

Adam – who moved from Liverpool to Stoke last season – made 27 Premier League appearances for the club before falling out of favour with former boss Tony Pulis.

He was dropped from Stoke's first team and lost his regular place with Scotland also, but Hughes is set on rejuvenating Adam's career.

And making the former Rangers midfielder comfortable in his set-up is one of Hughes' first priorities at Stoke.

He said: "I'm looking forward to working with Charlie day in day out and it will be an exciting time.

"We'll get to know each other on a number of levels. I know his quality and he can affect a game in all manner of ways by the strength of his ability.

"It's about getting the best out of him and finding the best position for him to be most effective.

"Whenever players have been involved with my coaching group they've enjoyed the day-to-day stuff. If you enjoy the work you will improve as you have the motivation to come in and work hard every single day.

"That's the environment I'm trying to create."

Adam scored 12 goals for Blackpool in the 2010-11 Premier League campaign and Hughes will be hopeful he can replicate that sort of form for Stoke next season.

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