Jones hails midfield rock Ince

Rohan Ince

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Albion assistant Nathan Jones has paid tribute to midfield “rock” Rohan Ince for masking the departure of Liam Bridcutt.

Ince is beginning to show signs of wear and tear after stepping into the deep-lying role since two-time player of the year Bridcutt was injured earlier in the season and then sold to Sunderland in January.

The 21-year-old has started 30 games in a breakthrough campaign but he was at fault for Blackburn’s opening goal on Tuesday and went off at half-time with a dead leg in the 3-3 draw at Ewood Park.

Jones told The Argus: “Rohan was carrying the injury and we felt he wasn’t able to perform at a level we know he can.

“Having someone of Dale’s (Stephens) quality on the bench meant it wasn’t a hard decision but Rohan has done fantastically well.

“It has been a big ask of the boy. He has been our defensive midfield rock. He’s replaced Liam Bridcutt adequately with a fraction of his experience. He can be proud of how he’s done.”

Albion emphatically ended a 312-minute goal drought at Blackburn but Jones wants them to rediscover their mean streak after leaking eight goals in a four-match winless sequence.

He said: “We had comfortably the best defensive record in the league but it’s a big ask to keep on keeping clean sheets. It’s time to tighten back up, because we have some big games coming up.”

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7:40am Thu 3 Apr 14

Alfie T says...

Hopefully Stephens and Ince will play together for the remainder of the season, our best two midfielders by some considerable distance.
Hopefully Stephens and Ince will play together for the remainder of the season, our best two midfielders by some considerable distance. Alfie T
  • Score: 16

8:19am Thu 3 Apr 14

albionfan33 says...

i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed
i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed albionfan33
  • Score: 15

8:47am Thu 3 Apr 14

wiseman of hove says...

albionfan33 wrote:
i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed
Agree
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed[/p][/quote]Agree wiseman of hove
  • Score: 6

9:12am Thu 3 Apr 14

wiseman of hove says...

The warm tribute to Ince - well deserved - tells me the decision to rest Ince has already been taken.
The warm tribute to Ince - well deserved - tells me the decision to rest Ince has already been taken. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 9

9:34am Thu 3 Apr 14

Max Ripple says...

And so he should praise Ince. My player of the season so far by a country mile. He has stepped in to fill some big boots left by Bridcutt and has done it magnificently. We can all forgive the odd indiscretion down to inexperience and occasionally he does look a bit clumsy with his great height, strength and big Bambi strides but for me there has been nothing more exciting than when he goes on one of his thrusting forward runs, looking like a steamroller on the rampage - even though he still has a fear of shooting which is probably due to lack of balance at the final hurdle. But this will come. Look after this lad Jones, he will be a big asset in the future.
And so he should praise Ince. My player of the season so far by a country mile. He has stepped in to fill some big boots left by Bridcutt and has done it magnificently. We can all forgive the odd indiscretion down to inexperience and occasionally he does look a bit clumsy with his great height, strength and big Bambi strides but for me there has been nothing more exciting than when he goes on one of his thrusting forward runs, looking like a steamroller on the rampage - even though he still has a fear of shooting which is probably due to lack of balance at the final hurdle. But this will come. Look after this lad Jones, he will be a big asset in the future. Max Ripple
  • Score: 16

9:38am Thu 3 Apr 14

gilbertthecat says...

KA will probably fill in for RI - although I'd rather he didn't but who else? Bit far back for DS. Think RI will be rested for Barnsley then back for Leicester. Hope IC will find his feet again after all his (excellent) warm ups. I'm sure he'll slot straight in for Bruno and do a great job.
KA will probably fill in for RI - although I'd rather he didn't but who else? Bit far back for DS. Think RI will be rested for Barnsley then back for Leicester. Hope IC will find his feet again after all his (excellent) warm ups. I'm sure he'll slot straight in for Bruno and do a great job. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Pidgers says...

many congratulations to Rohan Ince, his performances have for sure surpassed all expectations i would say..
a hint of caution though.. to become a great player and make a true transfer from Center Half to Midfield Player, he hs to work on his echnical ability.. Ye this will come with experience but my concern is that he may be has not got this skill set in his locker..
I donttake anything away atall from what he has achieved this season.. Truely magnificent..but please BHAFC look after him wisely !!!!
many congratulations to Rohan Ince, his performances have for sure surpassed all expectations i would say.. a hint of caution though.. to become a great player and make a true transfer from Center Half to Midfield Player, he hs to work on his echnical ability.. Ye this will come with experience but my concern is that he may be has not got this skill set in his locker.. I donttake anything away atall from what he has achieved this season.. Truely magnificent..but please BHAFC look after him wisely !!!! Pidgers
  • Score: 2

12:21pm Thu 3 Apr 14

albionfan33 says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed
Agree
never a bad thing when a wiseman agrees
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed[/p][/quote]Agree[/p][/quote]never a bad thing when a wiseman agrees albionfan33
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Blue and White Gulls says...

albionfan33 wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed
Agree
never a bad thing when a wiseman agrees
I agree as well Albionfan, but I suppose that doesn't count. Anyway very pleased for Rohan it a always gong to be tough to fill Bridcutts boots but he has proved himself and I hope will go from strength to strength.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed[/p][/quote]Agree[/p][/quote]never a bad thing when a wiseman agrees[/p][/quote]I agree as well Albionfan, but I suppose that doesn't count. Anyway very pleased for Rohan it a always gong to be tough to fill Bridcutts boots but he has proved himself and I hope will go from strength to strength. Blue and White Gulls
  • Score: 3

12:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
KA will probably fill in for RI - although I'd rather he didn't but who else? Bit far back for DS. Think RI will be rested for Barnsley then back for Leicester. Hope IC will find his feet again after all his (excellent) warm ups. I'm sure he'll slot straight in for Bruno and do a great job.
KA " A" that would be a big failure had hoped he was on his way out of here.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: KA will probably fill in for RI - although I'd rather he didn't but who else? Bit far back for DS. Think RI will be rested for Barnsley then back for Leicester. Hope IC will find his feet again after all his (excellent) warm ups. I'm sure he'll slot straight in for Bruno and do a great job.[/p][/quote]KA " A" that would be a big failure had hoped he was on his way out of here. tinker111
  • Score: -5

12:54pm Thu 3 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

Ince was our best player V Borough by far and was subbed ???? and don't blame him for first goal against V Blackburn A GREER? BRUNO **** UP Greer has given away goals in each of last four Matches really is time for him and Bruno to move over.
Ince was our best player V Borough by far and was subbed ???? and don't blame him for first goal against V Blackburn A GREER? BRUNO **** UP Greer has given away goals in each of last four Matches really is time for him and Bruno to move over. tinker111
  • Score: -7

1:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

albionfan33 says...

Blue and White Gulls wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed
Agree
never a bad thing when a wiseman agrees
I agree as well Albionfan, but I suppose that doesn't count. Anyway very pleased for Rohan it a always gong to be tough to fill Bridcutts boots but he has proved himself and I hope will go from strength to strength.
u got blue n white on i spose u will do too hehe
[quote][p][bold]Blue and White Gulls[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: i might be inclined to give ince a rest on sat and save him for leics when he will be needed[/p][/quote]Agree[/p][/quote]never a bad thing when a wiseman agrees[/p][/quote]I agree as well Albionfan, but I suppose that doesn't count. Anyway very pleased for Rohan it a always gong to be tough to fill Bridcutts boots but he has proved himself and I hope will go from strength to strength.[/p][/quote]u got blue n white on i spose u will do too hehe albionfan33
  • Score: 1

1:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

russellsnr2 says...

From what I read in reports and seen on-line he has really done a fantastic job so far and no shame to sit out a game and play DS.
Would like also to see KLL get more time, not saying from the start but 15 minutes from time really is not giving him a chance to turn a game and so far every time he comes on he has changed not just the game but those that have been on for 50 minutes or so seem to get a new head of steam, playing from the bench seems to work but play him for 30 or 35 minutes second half.
JMO but also feel management don't give him enough respect with playing time!!
From what I read in reports and seen on-line he has really done a fantastic job so far and no shame to sit out a game and play DS. Would like also to see KLL get more time, not saying from the start but 15 minutes from time really is not giving him a chance to turn a game and so far every time he comes on he has changed not just the game but those that have been on for 50 minutes or so seem to get a new head of steam, playing from the bench seems to work but play him for 30 or 35 minutes second half. JMO but also feel management don't give him enough respect with playing time!! russellsnr2
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

albionfan33 says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
KA will probably fill in for RI - although I'd rather he didn't but who else? Bit far back for DS. Think RI will be rested for Barnsley then back for Leicester. Hope IC will find his feet again after all his (excellent) warm ups. I'm sure he'll slot straight in for Bruno and do a great job.
stevens was dfm at charlton id be happy with him there hes a bit more pacey that ka. id have jfc and dl as the other center mids
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: KA will probably fill in for RI - although I'd rather he didn't but who else? Bit far back for DS. Think RI will be rested for Barnsley then back for Leicester. Hope IC will find his feet again after all his (excellent) warm ups. I'm sure he'll slot straight in for Bruno and do a great job.[/p][/quote]stevens was dfm at charlton id be happy with him there hes a bit more pacey that ka. id have jfc and dl as the other center mids albionfan33
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Thu 3 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

The best is yet to come from Ince, he has time on his side to further develop and due to his age, the position he plays, and the amount of game time he is getting, we shouldn't have to fight off bids for him for another couple of years.

Next season is going to be very interesting, if we did manage to get promoted where would that leave Ince as he is not prem ready at this time. If we don't get promoted, Andrews will will be gone so who will be bring in as a replacement, considering that Crofts and Stephens could both line up in midfield along side Ince. With Ince being so young, and yet doing so well, do we find an understudy to Ince, another young lad or do we bring in a more experienced player to help Ince in his development, my guess is the latter.
The best is yet to come from Ince, he has time on his side to further develop and due to his age, the position he plays, and the amount of game time he is getting, we shouldn't have to fight off bids for him for another couple of years. Next season is going to be very interesting, if we did manage to get promoted where would that leave Ince as he is not prem ready at this time. If we don't get promoted, Andrews will will be gone so who will be bring in as a replacement, considering that Crofts and Stephens could both line up in midfield along side Ince. With Ince being so young, and yet doing so well, do we find an understudy to Ince, another young lad or do we bring in a more experienced player to help Ince in his development, my guess is the latter. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

graham w says...

Alfie t you are spot again....but will it happen, they!!!! Jones &oscar seem to like the other man ...in midfield...lets get orlandi back fit then it may change the dimension..then our preference in midfeld may be acceptable...
Alfie t you are spot again....but will it happen, they!!!! Jones &oscar seem to like the other man ...in midfield...lets get orlandi back fit then it may change the dimension..then our preference in midfeld may be acceptable... graham w
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Thu 3 Apr 14

OldGull says...

It will probably do RI good to be rested & ready for Leicester.
Line up for Barnsley
TK
IC, GG (i would prefer Dunk), MU, SW
KA
DS, JFC
SM, LU, JL
subs PB, LD, AC, DL, KLL, CMS, DR

I know there is a clamour for KLL to start but for me he is better coming on early 2nd half.
It will probably do RI good to be rested & ready for Leicester. Line up for Barnsley TK IC, GG (i would prefer Dunk), MU, SW KA DS, JFC SM, LU, JL subs PB, LD, AC, DL, KLL, CMS, DR I know there is a clamour for KLL to start but for me he is better coming on early 2nd half. OldGull
  • Score: 0

3:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

OldGull wrote:
It will probably do RI good to be rested & ready for Leicester.
Line up for Barnsley
TK
IC, GG (i would prefer Dunk), MU, SW
KA
DS, JFC
SM, LU, JL
subs PB, LD, AC, DL, KLL, CMS, DR

I know there is a clamour for KLL to start but for me he is better coming on early 2nd half.
I think that there is a chance that Dunk will start in place of Greer, he has a tad more speed than Greer and it might do Greer a bit of good resting for one match. Oscar might prefer to keep Greer in simply because we have to make one change due ot Bruno being banned, but I could see him maybe thinking Dunk's extra pace will be needed, Barnsley will come at us in numbers, they have to.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: It will probably do RI good to be rested & ready for Leicester. Line up for Barnsley TK IC, GG (i would prefer Dunk), MU, SW KA DS, JFC SM, LU, JL subs PB, LD, AC, DL, KLL, CMS, DR I know there is a clamour for KLL to start but for me he is better coming on early 2nd half.[/p][/quote]I think that there is a chance that Dunk will start in place of Greer, he has a tad more speed than Greer and it might do Greer a bit of good resting for one match. Oscar might prefer to keep Greer in simply because we have to make one change due ot Bruno being banned, but I could see him maybe thinking Dunk's extra pace will be needed, Barnsley will come at us in numbers, they have to. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

9:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Alfie T says...

graham w wrote:
Alfie t you are spot again....but will it happen, they!!!! Jones &oscar seem to like the other man ...in midfield...lets get orlandi back fit then it may change the dimension..then our preference in midfeld may be acceptable...
Agree about Orlandi, he gives us something different, if we get the last six games out of him, he could be the difference.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: Alfie t you are spot again....but will it happen, they!!!! Jones &oscar seem to like the other man ...in midfield...lets get orlandi back fit then it may change the dimension..then our preference in midfeld may be acceptable...[/p][/quote]Agree about Orlandi, he gives us something different, if we get the last six games out of him, he could be the difference. Alfie T
  • Score: 2

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