Ince linked up with the Rams earlier this season on a loan deal from Hull City and he’s played well and is on a hot streak of form with four goals in his last three appearances.
He’s explained that the idea was to play consistently and he’s done just that, putting the club into a good position to attack the Championship play-offs.
“The aim was to come here and get some football under my belt. It’s not nice as a player, not only when you’re not scoring goals, but when you are not playing,” he said.
“It was a no brainer for me and I have enjoyed my football and playing with these players.”
Hopefully Ince, just named as April’s Player of the Month in the Championship, can now push on and give his temporary club the best possible chance of going up.
Derby have the infrastructure to cope with being promoted into the top flight, but they’re going about things the hard way and need to win this weekend against Reading to be sure of their place in the top six.
According to transfermarkt, Ince’s loan deal with Derby expires at the end of the month, so he should be able to play a part in the play-off process.
It will then be interesting to see if the Rams move to try and get him permanently or whether Hull stand firm and use him next season, regardless of the division they find themselves in.