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Thomas Ince On Impact Of Paul

28 May 2013

Winger Backs Father's Influence

Thomas Ince believes his father will relish the opportunity of taking the club forward next season, after making a big impression since taking over as manager. 

The Seasiders ended the season in solid form following the arrival of Ince senior and Blackpool's top scorer feels that his input came at the 'right time' for a turnaround in form. 

"It came at the right time, we were on a bit of a downward spiral and the lads had their heads down and it looked like we were going one way," the 21-year-old admitted. "Fortunately my dad has that knack of having good standards and he believes in this bunch of players. He'd watched them for the last two seasons so he knew what he had to come in and do. 

"First of all that was to make sure we played at the right intensity and put pressure on teams. I think we had the best defensive record, apart from Brighton, and we looked strong and solid. That was something we needed to build on."

All eyes now turn to the start of the 2013/14 campaign and the target will be to get the club challenging in the top half of the table again. 

"My dad will be looking forward to getting his notepad out over the summer and keeping a core of players here. He'll be looking to rebuild and he'll be looking to set a platform for next season, not only to do what we did at the end of this season but to hit the ground running and make sure that we're at the top battling. 

"The results and performances we put in over the last 12 or 13 games was play-off form so if we can start like that then I'm sure we can have a brighter season," he added. 

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