Charlie fit for Fulham clash

Blackpool's Charlie Adam has been shortlisted for the PFA player of the year award
Blackpool's Charlie Adam has been shortlisted for the PFA player of the year award
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CHARLIE Adam is fully fit to face Fulham on Sunday.

The Seasiders skipper gave Pool cause for alarm when he required lengthy treatment after a heavy challenge during Scotland’s friendly defeat by Brazil last weekend.

But he has joined in training without any problems since reporting back to Bloomfield Road and will lead the team out at Craven Cottage.

Assistant boss Steve Thompson said: “Charlie had a clash of knees in the Scotland game but he hasn’t reported to (Pool physio) Phil Horner, so there should be no problems there.

“Both Charlie and Stephen Crainey (who also played against Brazil at Arsenal) were a little bit stiff and leggy in their first training session back. We are monitoring them, and (Wales’) David Vaughan, to make sure we get the balance between rest and work right.

“That is important when lads come back from international duty. You have to make sure they don’t pick up any silly pulls, but at the same time you have to make sure they are ready to go again on Sunday.

“Charlie, Vaughan and Crainey have been training non-stop with their national squads for the last fortnight, so we’ll be careful with them but they all seem fine.”