Derby County’s Steve McClaren on Hull City-owned Tom Ince

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Hull City-owned attacker Tom Ince’s performances for Derby County have impressed Steve McClaren.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren has hailed Tom Ince’s impact on the team since his move to the Championship outfit in the January transfer window, according to the club’s official Twitter account.

The 23-year-old attacker joined the Rams on loan from Premier League club Hull City until the end of the season.

The former Liverpool prospect has scored eight goals and created 20 chances in 15 Championship appearances for Derby so far.

Ince has a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 55%. The former Blackpool man has won 21 of the 38 tackles he has made and 23 of the 50 dribbles he has attempted.

Derby boss McClaren has been impressed with Ince’s performances and said in a press conference today, as reported on the club’s official Twitter page: “Ince has been someone that has made an impact. We need that from everyone in the next few weeks - grabbing the shirt.”

It seems that McClaren wants his Derby players to follow the example of Ince, who has done remarkably well at the iPro Stadium.

Ince is considered a hugely talented player, but he has moved clubs more than he should have and has yet to fulfil his potential.

However, the attacker will be a key player for Derby, as they look to finish in the top six of the Championship this season and earn a place in the playoffs.

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