Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is keen to work with Charlie Adam.

Hughes ­believes he can bring the best from the 27-year-old's passing ability in the same way he once did with David Bentley at Blackburn.

Hughes 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."