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Stoke's Charlie Adam on proving Rangers doubters wrong

Charlie Adam explains how he's finally proved his doubters wrong by having a successful Premier League career.

Ex-Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam has hit back at the people who once criticised him at Rangers, but thinks there are still those who doubt his abilities, as told to the Glasgow Evening Times.

Adam made 72 appearances during his time at Ibrox, and was given his chance under Paul Le Guen, to whom he is still grateful.

But during his time in the Light Blue of Rangers, Adam received frequent abuse from the fans and after a loan spell at Blackpool he made the move permanent.

Now at Stoke following a very successful time at Blackpool and a rather more difficult one at Liverpool, the 29-year-old still has the feeling he’s proving doubters wrong when he plays for his current club.

Adam – who recently scored from behind the half-way line against Chelsea in the Premier League – admitted he would have loved to play more games for Rangers, but going in and out the team on a constant basis made it difficult for him to establish himself.

"It was hard for me to establish myself in the Rangers team. It was a difficult time, although I still managed to play around 80 games,” he began.

"I enjoyed it there, and there were good people, but I just felt frustrated not playing, or featuring in some games and not others. I wouldn't play for six or seven weeks then would be thrown in to a Celtic game or Aberdeen away.

"I wouldn't say I was fed up, but I was frustrated as I wanted to play. The players in front of me at the time were who the manager wanted to pick. I never really played in my own position there and I've always said that.”

The Premier League midfielder is ultimately glad he left Scotland, because it has seen him move on to a successful career in England, where he now thinks he’s managed to prove his doubters in Scotland wrong.

But the struggle to show he is good enough goes on for Adam, who says there are still those out there that doubt he has enough quality to be a Premier League player, despite playing for Blackpool, Liverpool and Stoke at the highest level.

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