What next for ex Stoke City favourite Charlie Adam as he lines up against old club?

Charlie Adam is approaching the end of his one-year contract at Reading and the one-time Stoke City favourite has yet to reach agreement over a second year.

We caught up with Jonathan Low of berkshire_live to find out what impact Adam has made during his one season at the Madejski Stadium – and his prospects for lining up against Stoke on Saturday.

“I imagine he will probably be on the bench,” says Jonathan. “Hopefully the break will have done him good.

“He’s one of quite a few who are out of contract at the end of the season and there are still talks going on between them and the club.

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“The club wants him to stay, so it really depends on him and if he wants to stick around. I’m sure he will be here until the end of July at least.”

If he does move on, how will Reading fans remember the veteran Scot?

“One word – Fulham,” says Jonathan. “It’s probably a little harsh to say only one game, but that’s the one most fans will remember him by.

“Reading beat the Cottagers on New Year’s Day at Craven Cottage 3-1 and it was a brilliant day all round.

“It was one of Adam and Reading’s best displays of the season – he scored a good goal as well. He had some eye-catching games around that time and that actually coincided with the best run of form for the team.

“His passing on the whole has been another big asset. On his day there’s no question he is the best passer at the club.”

Adam, who is now 34, played 179 times for Stoke between 2012 and 2019, fearing at the heart of many of their most iconic Premier League moments.

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