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England U21 boss Pearce wants goals from Blackpool winger Ince

England U21 coach Stuart Pearce is seeking goals from Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.

Ince's rise to prominence with the Seasiders, who he joined from Liverpool in 2011, has continued this season, with the 20-year-old scoring nine goals for the npower Championship outfit so far in the current campaign.

"Tom is just short of a goal for us at the moment," Pearce said.

"He is a very intelligent player - his movement is clever, running in behind and coming into pockets of space, and he just needs to supplement that by showing us at international level the goalscoring record he has at club level.

"He is a good finisher at club level, and he just needs that ball to sit for him and then he can find the back of the net and off we go from there.

"It is probably the only criticism that Tom will have for himself at the moment - that he has not found the back of the net in the games he has played for us.

"But he has been outstanding for us. He has come on the scene this season and done extremely well."

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