Since Tom Ince joined Derby County on loan at the start of February, Ince has been one of the hottest prospects in the Sky Bet Championship scoring 11 times and also providing one assist in his 17 appearances for “The Rams”.
Ince has certainly been playing his best football since he left Blackpool but why has he struggled at Hull City, as well as disappointing loan spells with Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
Ince has struggled to play regular first-team football since joining Hull City in the summer. When he has played he has featured in a variety of positions which has given him no stability and may have unsettled his future.
Despite Ince being one of our countries brightest young talents, Ince has only seemed to perform whilst as either a winger or a right-sided attacking midfielder. I think personally he will only gel and perform given regular action in either of these positions.
Ince has only featured 13 times for his parent club this season with eight of these coming on as a substitute.
Because of his lack of time he has only scored once for Hull and has certainly seemed to struggle when playing out of position whether is was Hull, Palace or Forest.
I feel that if Derby get promoted, then Ince may join them on a permanent deal or if Hull get relegated then Ince’s Championship experience could help them make a quick return to the Premier League.
Ince should probably leave Hull and I feel he could make a serious impact next season at either a big-name Championship side or a newly promoted side such as Bournemouth.
Ince needs to play regularly in a position he knows well otherwise his career may waste away.