Charlie Adam has stated that Reading’s 3rd round FA Cup match with Blackpool is the ‘perfect tie’ for himself.
The midfielder was an integral part to some of the best years of Blackpool’s most recent history. He was captain of the side during the season that they earned promotion and scored during their play-off final victory over Cardiff at Wembley.
In the Premier League he was immense for the Tangerines and was nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the year award despite Blackpool being relegated on the final day. His star performances earned him a move to one of the biggest clubs in England; Liverpool.
He will have many fond memories of his time at Blackpool, and due to never having played against the side in his career it will be an opportunity for the Tangerines supporters to give him a reception that he deserves.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Adam said: “It is the perfect tie for me, I am delighted.
“I have not been able to play against Blackpool and I am buzzing. I’m like a school kid, it’s great for everybody and it’s great for the club.
“This is what the FA Cup does for you, especially when you have such great memories.”
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It’s the perfect tie for Adam and one that gives the game a side story that it needed in truth. For many supporters of both sides, it isn’t the most thrilling of ties, but Reading fans will know that it gives them a good opportunity of progressing.
Adam had a great spell for Blackpool and it looked like he really enjoyed his time at the club which is always nice to see.
The midfielder will be relishing the chance to get out there and play this game, but most focus on Reading’s next pivotal month.