Bloomfield Road

Next Game

Blackpool v Burnley

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Ince waiting for right move

Blackpool's Tom Ince has revealed that his father, and manager, wants him to play at the highest level - but the winger does not want to go into the Premier League and struggle after turning down a move to Cardiff City.

Last Updated: 24/07/13 at 16:44 Post Comment

Tom Ince: Does not want to go into the Premier League and struggle

Tom Ince: Does not want to go into the Premier League and struggle

Blackpool boss Paul Ince does not want to lose one of his key players but he is also keen to see his son make the most of his career and the Championship club are prepared to let him go for the right price.

Tom Ince accepts that moving up to the top flight would be a big step and he wants to make sure he is ready to make an impression.

"I have had long chats with dad, as manager and player and father and son," the 21-year-old told The Independent.

"He told me he has had his time as a footballer and he can look after himself at Blackpool. He wants me to play at the level he believes I can play at.

"I have proved I can handle myself in the Championship but I don't want to go into the Premier League and struggle.

"I know there will be days when I am criticised and days when I am out of form. It's a rocky road ahead and I want to cope like Ryan Giggs coped."

Blackpool had agreed a deal to let the player join Cardiff earlier in July, but he declined the chance to join the newly promoted club and will wait for what he considers to be the right opportunity.

He explained: "For whatever reason when I went to Cardiff, I had a gut feeling that it wasn't right. My family is in the north and I'd just become a dad."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Transfer news: Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku set for £24million switch to Everton

Sky sources understand Chelsea's Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku is set for a £24million move to Everton.

Transfer news: Stuttgart's Antonio Rudiger not thinking about interest

Stuttgart's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger says he is not thinking about the interest being shown in him from England.

Transfer news: Gus Poyet confirms Sunderland talks with Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has indicated a move for Fabio Borini could still be on after confirming talks with Liverpool.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property