Blackpool striker Matt Derbyshire believes boss Paul Ince will
‘get time to show a lot of people what he can do’.
Nottingham Forest loanee Derbyshire was reunited with his former
Blackburn boss when Ince was named as Michael Appleton’s successor
at Bloomfield Road.
Although Ince’s spell in charge at Ewood Park proved to be an
abject failure as he was sacked before Christmas during his first
season in charge, Derbyshire – who started 18 of Ince’s 21 games
with Rovers – is enjoying the familiarity of working with a coach
whose methods he is well-acquainted with following weeks of
uncertainty on the Fylde coast.
“Obviously I’ve known him from my time at Blackburn and he’s a
good manager,” the 26-year-old told Blackpool’s official website.
“He knows how to work with the boys and I enjoyed my time with him
last time. It’s always good to be playing under a manager who knows
“He hasn’t changed that much, he’s still the same manager and
the same person. I think at Blackburn he didn’t get enough time,
and that was wrong.
“I think now though at Blackpool he’ll get that time and I think
he’ll show a lot of people what he can do.”