Weston Homes Community Stadium

Next Game

Colchester v Blackpool

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Ince happy to stay

Thomas Ince has told Sky Sports that he is not desperate to leave Blackpool.

Last Updated: 25/03/13 at 16:33 Post Comment

Thomas Ince: Happy at Blackpool

Thomas Ince: Happy at Blackpool

The England Under 21 winger was speaking after being confirmed as the Championship Young Player of the Year.

"For me if it wasn't for Blackpool I would not be where I am now and would not be the player I am now," he told Sky Sports News.

"I put tremendous belief into my team-mates and the fans so it has been absolutely fantastic.

"I will continue to give 100 per cent and my all until the end of this season."

Liverpool failed with a bid to lure Ince back to Anfield in January as they could not agree terms with Blackpool.

Ince, who is now playing under his father Paul at Blackpool, insists he is happy to bide his time to get back into the Premier League.

"In the summer anything can change and I am happy where I am," he concluded.

"If I am at Blackpool, my feet will be on the ground, and it is about timing - sometimes you can jump too soon. If I am still at Blackpool at end of season then great."

Ince, meanwhile, wants to add to his personal success by steering Blackpool away from trouble.

The Seasiders are just four points above the Championship drop zone despite Ince's 18 goals this season.

"I didn't expect this at all," he said of his award. "I've enjoyed my season at Blackpool but this has capped it off nicely.

"It's been up and down, it's not easy when you get managerial changes. At the start of the season we were flying high at the top but have you seen our pitch? It's like Blackpool beach at the moment.

"So there have been disappointments this season but we have a great group of lads, we all work for each other and we are where we are.

"We have to make sure we keep Blackpool in the Championship this season and then next season get Blackpool where they should be, challenging at the top."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to PSG.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mesut Ozil set to shine for Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects Mesut Ozil to be one of the Premier League's leading stars during the 2015-16 season.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company