Speaking to the Blackburn Rovers club website, manager Tony Mowbray has spoken about the possibility of bringing former Premier League midfielder Charlie Adam in on a permanent basis.

After his release from fellow Championship side Stoke City, Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam has linked up with Blackburn Rovers for a training period ahead of the new season. And, the experienced man was called into duty in a pre-season friendly against non-league side Barrow.

Rovers came away from the game victorious, beating 2-1. They headed into half time with the scores tied before striker Joe Nuttall netted the winner after 64 minutes. And, trainee midfielder Charlie Adam – who played in the second half – put on an impressive display, earning praise from Mowbray.

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Mowbray has been speaking to the Rovers club website after the game, revealing how Adam’s time training with the club came about and praising his performance during the win over Barrow.

“Charlie phoned me a few days ago and asked if he can come in and train,” Mowbray said.

“Nobody can question Charlie Adam’s talent as he’s been a top, top player for a long time. You could see a Premier League quality footballer on the pitch. He was a joy to watch.

“He knows a few of the lads and played for Scotland alongside Charlie Mulgrew, so it’s no problem at all.

“One of our young players, Brad Lyons, picked up a groin injury yesterday and couldn’t play, so I asked Charlie whether he wanted 45 minutes and he said he did, which is the sort of kid he is.

“We put him on the pitch and he did pretty well spraying the ball around. You get high-quality football when he has the ball at his feet. He can hit any pass he wants on the pitch really. Football’s more than just with the ball, of course, it’s about what you do without it as well.

“We’ll wait and see, we’ll see how he goes in training next week.”