BLACKPOOL manager Ian Holloway has pledged to hang on to Tom Ince, the son of former England international Paul, despite Swansea City’s reported interest in the highly-rated midfielder.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is believed to be keeping close tabs on Ince, who starred as the Tangerines maintained their 100 per cent start to the season by thumping Ipswich Town 6-0 on Saturday. Ince bagged two of the goals to continue his fine form.
It is the first time Blackpool have won their opening three league games since 1991 and Holloway insists Ince is staying put.
“He took his goals terrifically well and he’s come on leaps and bounds for us over the past year,” he said.
“The transfer deadline doesn’t bother me because he’s got his dad (Paul Ince) who understands what is best for him.
“He knows that Tom needs games to develop and he’s at a very good place at Blackpool to do that. I had a conversation with his dad and he wants his boy to stay here.
“When we brought him in I was asked to nurture him and to look after him and that’s something I’m grateful for.”
Leeds won their 500th away game in league competition at Peterborough, with Luciano Becchio scoring a goal in each half to tee-up a 2-1 win for Neil Warnock`s men.
Michael Bostwick responded for Posh, but they had no further answers and remain without a win this season.
At Blackburn, manager Steve Kean continued to defy the critics as his men moved to seven points from a possible nine with a 2-1 win over Leicester.
Nuno Gomes scored his first goal for the club to put them ahead and, although Jamie Vardy levelled, they won it through Morten Gamst Pedersen.
In-demand striker Jordan Rhodes scored his second goal in as many games for Huddersfield as they recorded their first win back in the second tier, with the Scotland international adding to Joel Lynch`s opener as Burnley were beaten 2-0.
Bristol City remain unbeaten after stunning Cardiff 4-2 at Ashton Gate.
Middlesbrough also backed up their midweek win as they saw off winless Crystal Palace 2-1. Seb Hines put them ahead and, by the time Jermaine Easter netted from the spot for the Eagles, Merouane Zemmama had already won it.
At Molineux, Theo Robinson scored with the last kick of the game as Derby held Wolves 1-1 - Kevin Doyle had put the home side ahead, while Charlton drew 0-0 with Hull.
Watford saw off Birmingham 2-0 thanks to a penalty from Almen Abdi and Matej Vydra’s strike.