Blackpool winger Thomas Ince has revealed he snubbed recent interest from the likes of Liverpool because he feared his path to the first-team would be blocked by foreign players.

“If you look at a lot of clubs in the Premier League, particularly the top five, there are a lot of foreign players. It makes it very hard for young English players to break through.

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“A lot of people make rash decisions, based on getting into the Premier League too quick. You have to earn the right to be somewhere.

“I am happy to be playing in the Championship – people underestimate how good this league is.” (Daily Mail)

The lad will eventually make the move up and it will be interesting to see where, as most clubs in the Premier League have a whole bunch of foreign players in the squad