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Adam believes recent Stoke form will lead to a Scotland recall

The Stoke City midfielder has been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks, and hopes to have caught Gordon Strachan's eye with his performances.

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has been discussing his recent impressive goalscoring performances for the Potters, telling the BBC that he feels a return to regular football at the Britannia should be a good news in his attempts to earn a Scotland recall.

Adam's form has swelled since he scored a sensational strike against Chelsea from his own half, and he 29-year-old hasn't stopped there.

The former Blackpool and Liverpool midfielder has been in scintillating form in the recent weeks since that game with champions, and Adam now has four goals to his name during Stoke's last six games.

He is now looking forward to the chance of reclaiming his role in Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad, having not featured since last May, when he won the last of his 25 caps against Poland.

"I always knew when I got back playing and scoring goals I'd have a chance of getting in the squad, and that's all you can do," Adam told BBC Radio Scotland.

"You can only give the manager a headache. He has a settled squad at the moment but performances in the Premier League dictate giving yourself an opportunity to get back in the team.

"I don't want to be sat on the couch next summer and Scotland have qualified for France. It's not for me.

"I want to force my way back in and only performances at club level will dictate that."

Adam has featured more from the bench than from the beginning of matches for Mark Hughes this season, but his last 10 games have yielded 8 starts, and he admitted that he's glad to be back in the Stoke starting eleven.

"It's been frustrating when I wasn't playing weekly," the midfielder said.

"It's been great the last few weeks, scoring a few goals and finishing the season well."

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