Ince happy with winning return

Paul Ince admits he has missed the cut and thrust of the Sky Bet Championship but was delighted after Blackpool's 2-0 victory over struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

Last Updated: 30/11/13 at 19:04 Post Comment

Paul Ince: Returned after touchline ban

Paul Ince: Returned after touchline ban

Ince returned to the dugout on the back of his five-match stadium ban and the Seasiders made the perfect start as Ricardo Fuller scored after just six minutes.

Dan Gosling sealed the win, Blackpool's third in 11 Championship outings, late on and boss Ince insists he was relieved in every sense.

"It's great to be back and even better with three points," said the former Blackburn manager.

"You don't realise how much you miss it. Five games is a long time.

"I was concerned if we'd got beat it would be my fault. Alex Rae and Steve Thompson have done a fine job. I wasn't sure whether to sit in the stands or the touchline and I was glad I did.

"We got the early goal which I wanted. We worked on that set piece. We thought we were going to go and get two or three but the problem was we thought it'd be easy but it wasn't.

"They had two or three good chances and I've been down there when you're struggling. You create good chances and I feel for Dave Jones.

"I had a go at the lads at half-time. We disrespected Sheffield Wednesday but we were brilliant in the second half. We had lots of chances and looked a better team."

Fuller opened the scoring with a close-range finish but the Owls had plenty of chances to get back into the game - with Jeremy Helan and Connor Wickham guilty of two bad misses.

Gosling's strike on 73 minutes sealed the points for promotion-chasing Blackpool but Wednesday still sit firmly in the relegation zone.

"This club has had 12 or 13 managers in recent years but sacking managers isn't the way forward," said a defiant Owls boss Dave Jones.

"We're all fighting for our jobs, but players have to start putting chances in the back of the net.

"We were probably the better team until the second goal. But we let players run off the back of us, we didn't track the runners and they got a second and it was game over.

"I don't have a magic wand and the problem is there is a little bit of fear in the players at the minute. But they shouldn't be fearful - things can't get any worse.

"I speak to the chairman every single day and you'll have to ask him if he's going to get rid of me. I don't know the lottery numbers and I don't know what my future will be either.

"It's frustrating. We've worked at things and you can see it coming but players have a responsibility."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

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