Related

Article

I have nothing to prove, says Ince

23 July 2014 12:01

Tom Ince insists he does not have a point to prove as he prepares for a first full season in the Premier League with Hull City.

Liverpool youth product Ince joined Hull as a free agent earlier this month, following the expiration of his contract at Blackpool.

While the winger enjoyed a taste of the Premier League during a loan spell at Crystal Palace last term, he struggled to nail down a regular place in Tony Pulis' resurgent team, making just five starts.

However, Ince does not believe a lack of action at Palace puts any additional pressure on him to succeed with his new club.

"I've not got anything to prove. I've been given a great opportunity to play again in the Premier League," he said.

"I enjoyed my time at Palace last year, I didn't play as much as I would have liked, but to have that experience and to come here now, I've got a good pre-season under my belt and I don’t feel like I've got to prove myself to anyone."

Still only 22, Ince has the benefit of significant Championship experience, having initially left Liverpool to join third-tier side Notts County.

"I've worked hard to get where I am," he added.

"I haven't taken the route of playing academy football for that many years, I took a brave decision to go and play in League One, I played over 100 games in the Championship at Blackpool and to be where I am now, I'm privileged and it's another step on the ladder to me.

"So no, I don’t feel like I've got to prove anything to anyone, I just have to work hard for my team-mates and try to help Hull City."

Sponsored links

Thursday 19 January

Wednesday 18 January

23:30
23:19
22:43
22:19
22:07
21:14
20:26
19:35
19:14
18:54
18:31
18:16
18:12
16:53
16:48
15:34
15:20
15:00
14:18
14:17
14:08
13:24
12:59
12:11
11:47
10:55
10:53
10:17
09:55
09:01
08:38
06:58
06:30
03:41
03:07
02:11
02:07
01:00

Tuesday 17 January

23:45
23:31
23:21
22:12
21:21
20:47
20:14
19:58
19:49
19:00
18:45
18:23
18:22
17:52
17:21
17:11
17:00
16:00
15:15
14:55
14:54
14:39
14:31
14:07
13:30
12:34
12:22
11:44
11:25
11:15
10:34
10:00
09:23
08:32
08:22
07:48
07:27
05:55
05:15
03:39
02:47
02:19
02:12
01:46
00:33

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
16 21 -5 20
17 21 -10 16
18 21 -25 16
19 21 -20 15
20 21 -26 15

Facebook