Palace winger Ince: I need to hit the gym

Crystal Palace winger Thomas Ince admits he needs to put kilos on his frame to compete in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace winger Thomas Ince admits he needs to put kilos on his frame to compete in the Premier League.

He believes sessions in the gym are required to ensure the promise he demonstrated at Blackpool in the Championship is fulfilled at the top level.

"I need to be physically stronger," he conceded.

"I haven't had the luxury of Premier League training week in, week out, weight programmes and that sort of thing. I will gain strength playing week in, week out but I know if the gaffer has that faith in me to play, sometimes it is what you do with the ball.

"If I can get into the box and get shots off and put the ball into the back of the net, that is all that matters.

"I have had a week of training and with the game I would be lying if I said I didn't feel it. At times, I was blowing."

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