Blackpool boss Ince admits tough decision facing son Thomas

Blackpool boss Paul Ince admits it's difficult managing his son Thomas.

Blackpool boss Paul Ince admits it's difficult managing his son Thomas.

England Under-21 winger Thomas Ince enjoyed a stellar season for the Seasiders and the former Liverpool youngster has attracted admiring glances from his old club among a number of top-flight teams.

"It's a hard one for me because as a father you want to see your son play at the highest level and I'm sure he will, but as a manager who wants to take a club forward you need your best players," he explained.

"Thomas is certainly one of those and he's been outstanding for Blackpool. You forget he's only 21 - to score 18 goals with 15 assists in this league keeps his club in this league. To have that responsibility on your shoulders at such a young age, he's carrying it very, very well.

"It's important that you keep your best players and if we can keep him, great, we can move forward."

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