Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam admitted today his form had dipped in recent weeks but insisted he was doing all he could to keep the Seasiders in the Premier League.
The Scot has been one of the stars for Blackpool, promoted last season, this term but in February the 25-year-old handed in a transfer request after learning of Liverpool's interest in his services. But the Reds had three bids turned down and a late offer from Tottenham failed at the last minute.
That left Adam stuck at Bloomfield Road for the rest of the season and, after a promising start to the campaign for both player and club, the north-west side now find themselves above the relegation zone on goal difference alone with three fixtures left to play.
"For the last few weeks I have been frustrated with the way I have played," he told Blackpool's website. "I'll openly admit that I've not played as well as I think I probably could have. But the players in that team have helped me and hopefully if I keep trying to work as hard as I can, if other things don't happen then my work-rate will help the team.
"The important thing is that you keep on trying 110 per cent every week, and then we'll see what has happened by the end of the season - if we can stay in the league."
Blackpool face Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday followed by a home clash with Bolton and then a trip to current leaders Manchester United on the final day of the season.