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A Reading fans' perspective of Charlie Adam

Our Reading sister site give us the lowdown on how Charlie Adam did for them last season

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Having already brought in a number of his former teammates, Ian Evatt could be set to bring in one more.

According to Alan Nixon, Bolton Wanderers are interested in former Blackpool, Liverpool, Stoke City & Reading midfielder, Charlie Adam.

Now 34, Adam spent last season with Reading, scoring twice in twenty-seven appearances.

We asked our Reading sister site, The Tilehurst End, to tell us all about how Adam did with The Royals & what to expect from him:

"We brought Adam in on a year-long contract to add a bit of experience to the midfield which we didn’t have before. He was probably a mark Bowen signing as the two had worked together at Stoke previously.

Expectations were low due to his age, Stoke’s decline etc, and he never really seemed to get on well with Jose Gomes (manager when Bowen was sporting director).

Bowen came in as manager, used Adam more frequently. Really came into his own over the Christmas period when his experience, calmness in possession and long-range passing added another dimension to our midfield.

Typically played in a double pivot, albeit usually with him pushing higher than the defensive guy next to him. He needs that cover as he hasn’t got the legs. Bypassed too easily defensively.

Went out of the team in the new year when we tried some different tactical things and he didn’t get back in.

All in all a solid addition. Think he’s probably got another year or two in him. Experience and ability on the ball will be his key assets, but fitness (won’t be able to play a lot) and general energy are poor."

Much like the arrivals of Alex Baptiste & Matt Gilks, Adam could prove to be a good experienced backup.