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Tom Ince discusses his future at Derby - potential for extended stay?

Tom Ince is hoping to take Derby to the Premier League.

Winger Tom Ince has told the Derby County official website that he is hoping to play in the Premier League - possibly with the Rams.

Ince, 23, is currently on loan at Derby from Hull City, and has scored seven goals in 14 games for the Rams in an impressive spell.

The former Liverpool trainee struggled to make an impact at Hull, making just five starts in all competitions for the Tigers before loan spells with Nottingham Forest and then Derby.

Under Steve McClaren's guidance, Ince has been a vital player in the final third for Derby, proving to be their shining light in a tough run of results.

Derby have won just one of their last nine games, putting an end to their hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League, and leaving McClaren to scrap for a play-off place.

Ince's influence is Derby's best hope of reaching the top flight, and Ince feels like he has unfinished business in the Premier League having struggled with Hull.

Speaking to the Derby County official website, Ince discussed his future at the iPro Stadium, suggesting that if Derby did make it back to the Premier League, he would consider staying at the club.

"I felt people were very quick to judge me on whether I was good enough for the Premier League," said Ince. "I came here and I was given an opportunity really early on and it was important for me to show what I can do on the football pitch."

 "In the future, whether it be at this football club or somewhere else, if it is in the Premier League, then I hope I can take the next step and prove people wrong at that level. My first aim to do that is to help Derby by achieving their aims come the end of this season."

"I have enjoyed my time on the training pitch and everyone at the club, including the fans, have been fantastic. Now, I’m just looking to give my all from now until the end of the season to get this club back to where it belongs," he added.

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