Tom Ince is eyeing a chance to feature for England Under-21s at Bloomfield Road
says he'd treasure the chance to play for England in front of his home crowd at Blackpool.
The Seasiders winger has featured for Stuart Pearce's Under-21s in their last four outings, which culminated last month in qualification for Euro 2013
after victory over Serbia
Next up for the Young Lions is a trip to Bloomfield Road on 13 November where they face Northern Ireland
, and Ince is hoping to be a part of Pearce's squad when it's named next week.
"There are not many players who play for Blackpool and get to wear an England shirt, so to wear an England shirt at the place you play every week is fantastic," Ince told FATV
"Not only will it mean a lot to me, but also to the people of Blackpool, from the gaffer to the chairman and the fans.
"If I can keep myself fit, keep performing well and get selected for the game, then it’s something I’d definitely treasure."
He continued: "On a Saturday we get about 15-16,000, and there will probably be more people from Preston, Blackburn who will come to Blackpool as well.
"It wouldn’t surprise me if it was a sell-out, even though it’s a friendly.
"It’s something that they might not have experienced before and it’ll be something different for them."
Ince, son of Three Lions legend Paul
, has thrived since signing for Ian Holloway's Championship outfit from Liverpool last year.
The 20-year-old has played over 50 times for Blackpool, reaching double figures in the scoring stakes, and believes it's down to the philosophy behind the scenes.
He was also joined at Bloomfield Road by Jonjo Shelvey
, who spent two months on loan there from Anfield a year ago. The Under-21s midfielder his since gone on to become a regular in Brendan Rodgers side and also earn his full England debut.
"A lot of people don’t see what goes on at Blackpool," said Ince. "It’s an interesting place to say the least, but you can’t fault the people behind the scenes who work really hard with players.
"The gaffer gives people chances and that freedom to play and enjoy playing.
"You look at Jonjo, he scored about ten goals in only a few months. When he hasn’t got a game he still comes to Blackpool to watch our games.
"It just shows how many people have that emotion, that feeling for the club."
Fans can get tickets to watch England’s young stars for the terrific price of just £10 for adults, £5 for children and a family ticket (two adults and two children) is only £25.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 0844 847 1953 or online at www.eticketing.co.uk/blackpoolfc
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