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Ince: We Have Options

Posted: Fri 06 Sep 2013
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Manager Pleased With Deadline Day Business

Paul Ince was pleased with Blackpool's deadline day deals, which saw them the most active of the Championship clubs, bringing in three players on Monday with one just before the 11pm deadline.

Nathan Tyson, Bradley Orr and Marvin Zeegelaar all arrived on Deadline Day and the Pool boss is confident that all three will be able to offer a different dimension.

"With Bradley Orr, we've always been crying out for a right-back, but he can also play centre-half," said Ince.

"I think the way we play will suit him - we're not asking him to bomb forward as some modern day full-backs do. He's a good character, he's good in the changing room and straight away the lads have taken to him, which is important because the way the team is shaped is that we are going to get results, sometimes with a little bit of flair or magic, but mostly from being a tight unit and working hard and getting in people's faces.

"Nathan Tyson gives us a bit of pace, which we are lacking a bit of on the left-hand side. We've been asking Delfouneso to play there who has been doing a job for us, but I think he would rather be more forward playing between the sticks as a centre-forward so Nathan Tyson gives us more pace. 

"Then we've got Marvin Zeegelaar who can play right or left so we have got options now and that's something I've probably not had for the past five months, including the last two or three months of last season, and I think we've got some options now."

The final day of the window is often a manic day for a lot of clubs as players look to move on, but Ince would like to see a change to the ruling so that all business is done before the season kicks off.

"It's always hard - the transfer window; to be fair it was ok for me but not for Matt Williams who was trying to do deals, making phone calls and trying to get the paper work done and trying to get players in. 

"It's a manic time and it's not a good time. All this chaos needs to be done before the season starts - running round trying to get players in; I think it's unfair on the players sometimes because you are asking players to make a decision about going to a club in the space of 24 or 48 hours and that's the hardest thing."

Thomas Ince was someone who stayed despite interest from elsewhere and his manager and father was pleased to have kept him at Bloomfield Road.

"Obviously we had a few enquiries about Thomas, but Thomas was never going to go because he would never be one of those players who makes his mind up in 24 or 48 hours to go and play in the Premiership. 

"As he has said before, he is happy here, he scored a wonder goal on Saturday and he just wants to play football. He's loving his football at Blackpool."