Adam 'just another part of jigsaw' at Stoke as midfielder has no plans to alter direct style
09:53 GMT, 3 September 2012
Charlie Adam has said he has no plans to change Stoke City's direct playing style, stating he just wants to fit into the team.
Adam joined the Potters in a 4million deal from Liverpool, after Brendan Rodgers deemed the Scot surplus to requirements.
Part of the jigsaw: Charlie Adam does not want to change the way Stoke City play
With Adam making a name for himself as an adept passer of the ball on Merseyside and at his previous club Blackpool, it has been suggested he could help Tony Pulis' side develop a more fluid style.
But Adam has poured cold water on the idea of changing the way Stoke ply their trade, and has praised his new club's approach.
The Scotland international told the Daily Express: 'I want to play in the team that has progressed over the last five years.’
Sophisticated: Adam made a name for himself at Liverpool and Blackpool for his accurate passing
Set in their ways: Stoke have developed a direct style of football under Tony Pulis
‘I want to put some of my qualities into the team. I’m not coming here to change Stoke.
‘The manager wanted to bring me in to add to the quality that he has, that’s the way I see it.
‘I am just another part of the jigsaw.
‘I thought I’m not going to just sit here in the stands or play bit parts of games.’