Reading midfielder Charlie Adam is relishing the chance to play against his former club Blackpool in the FA Cup, saying that he was feeling ‘like a school kid’.

Adam played 91 times for Blackpool, having first joined the club on loan from Scottish giants Rangers before joining on a permanent deal in the summer of 2009.

The Scottish midfielder went onto captain Blackpool’s victorious play-off campaign in 2010, before being nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year at the end of the 2010-11 season, despite the Tangerines relegation from the Premier League.

Adam spoke of his excitement to BBC Radio 5 live – saying that he was ‘buzzing’ at the prospect of facing his former side.

Charlie Adam said on air: “It is the perfect tie for me, I am delighted.

“I have not been able to play against Blackpool and I am buzzing. I’m like a school kid, it’s great for everybody and it’s great for the club.

“This is what the FA Cup does for you, especially when you have such great memories.”

The tie will be played at the Madejski between January 3 and January 6.