Ince admits the decision was the best he's made in his career.
He told the Telegraph: â€śI had a great schooling at Liverpool. But when I had a year left on my contract, Roy Hodgson had just taken over, he was under pressure straight away. I just thought I needed first team football if I was going to progress and, because of that pressure to succeed, there didnâ€™t seem much chance of getting it there.
â€śMy decision to come away from academy football and go into the real world was the best move I ever made,â€ť says Ince. â€śThat is what completed my education. Playing with men who go out on a Saturday when it means something to them, it built me physically and mentally. I say to any kid at 18, if you get the chance to play in the first team of a lower division club, take it. Itâ€™s so much better than playing in development football.â€ť
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