It’s a special occasion for Charlie Adam this weekend; the Royals midfielder was a member of that Blackpool squad which reached Premier League promotion in 2010.
And now the Tangerines visit Madejski Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday; the first time the two sides have met in this competition.
“It’s a special game,” said Adam. “And it’s one we’ll look to win, because we want to try to progress and keep the momentum going.
“We’d like a cup run. And the FA Cup is special. But if we don’t apply ourselves, and if we don’t show the right attitude and mentality, it can turn into a long and difficult afternoon when you play against a team from the league below you.
“Blackpool have got players that will cause you problems. They’re a good side and it’ll be a difficult game.
“It was a club that I had a great time with. We had a promotion and I’ve got a good bond with the supporters and I know a couple of the players.
“It’s nice to see where they are, and they’re progressing in League One, but it’s all about us. If we can do the job and get a win, that’d be great.”
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