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Thomas Ince: Nice To Score

27 December 2013

Winger Delighted To End Drought

Thomas Ince was pleased to get back on the goal trail with his first since late-October against Leeds United yesterday.

The winger, who by his own admission has been disappointed in recent weeks, fired in from 20-yards to level matters at 1-1 in the second-half.

"I had a little help with the deflection but it's nice to get back scoring again," he said. "I've received some criticism in the last couple of weeks for my performances and rightly so. I'm the first person to hold my hand up because I put massive expectation on myself to do well week in, week out for this team.

"Against Leeds I showed more of myself and there's still a lot more to come from me, but at the same time I'm still only 21 years of age. I had a good season last season and this season has been slightly difficult, but that's seven goals now and hopefully I can kick-on now for the back end of the season."

The point Blackpool picked up halted a four-game losing run, with the task now to build on the Leeds result against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

"Maybe teams like that will suit us. Over the last few weeks we've had teams that have just been hitting it long to the likes of Matt Smith and Sam Vokes last week at Burnley. It sort of disrupts the pattern of play, we're a footballing side and we haven't got the personnel to just launch balls forward.

"Brighton will come here to play and we'll be relishing that challenge. We know what Brighton offer but we know that we can get on the front foot, like we have done at times this season," the winger added.


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