Scotland coach Gordon Strachan hopes Charlie Adam can rediscover his best at Stoke City.

Strachan reckons his increased involvement will help the playmaker find the form he showed at Blackpool earlier in his career.

He told the Daily Record: "It's great Charlie is now getting a game. That's the most important thing. When I first took over he wasn't getting games.

"Charlie is someone who needs to be involved and play a lot. There are some who are a wee bit different.

"He is an asset and can do both midfield roles, he can sit in front of the back four and get up the pitch to support the strikers.

"His game was at its best when he was at Blackpool. One minute he was taking it off the back four, the next minute he was breaking forward.

"I don't think you can say: 'Right, you're sitting there or you're playing up there.' He has to do both."

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