Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is hopeful Charlie Adam can rediscover his best form at Stoke City.

Ollie wrote in the Sunday Mirror: "The last time I saw Charlie was when he came to see last season's play-off final.

"We were with Paul Ince, who told him he should have gone to ­Liverpool and walked in the door like he owned the place.

"If you don't have that massive confidence at a big club, it can be really hard to flourish.

"I hope that Tony Pulis gets into his head and makes him believe in himself again, like I was able to.

"If so, we'll see him hitting the top of his game again."