Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is convinced of the quality of Manchester United target Thomas Ince. Ollie wrote in the Sunday Mirror: "This season he has scored goals, made them, and been an ­absolute joy to watch. Yes, he's a Championship player at the moment. Yes, he was deemed not good enough for Liverpool when I signed him for £250,000 last year. But like his dad, he's a winner, with a determination to make the most of the talent he's been blessed with.

"But that's where the comparisons end. Paul was a warrior, who had a mouth as big as his talent.

"Tom is a quiet lad, a winger, a ball player, with a wand of a left foot.

"We all remember what a top player Paul was. By the time Tom has hung up his boots he will be remembered in the same breath."