Charlie Adam admits that Middlesbrough's attempts to sign him in the transfer window proved disruptive off the field, they did not affect his performances on it. The 24-year-old is the Seasiders' top scorer this term with 13 goals and is hoping to add to that tally in order to halt a stuttering run of form which has seen them take just two points in their last five games.

He told The Gazette: "It was tough during January because at the time you don't know what is going to happen.

"But once the whistle goes you get on with it and I think I showed with my performances that I wasn't too distracted because I won the PFA player of the month award.

"When a team is doing well there is always speculation about its players, but the club made their decision and that's it. I am happy here.

"I will keep playing and working hard and trying to get Blackpool as high as we can at the end of the season - then we can worry about everything else."