Grandin warned: Talent’s not enough

Blackpool's Elliot Grandin
Blackpool's Elliot Grandin
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BLACKPOOL boss Paul Ince has urged Elliot Grandin not to look back on his career with regret.

The Frenchman joined the Seasiders at the start of the Premier League season and featured in their initial charge up the table alongside Charlie Adam and David Vaughan.

But since the club’s relegation he’s found things tough and has fallen out of favour with all three of Pool’s managers this season.

And current boss Ince has a message for the 25-year-old. “Elliot has to understand that he may be a very talented player but it’s not all about talent. You have to have commitment.

“There are a lot of players who are committed who would dream of having his ability, and I’ve told him that.

“He needs to get himself fit, train the right way and be part of what we are trying to achieve. If he does that, he’ll be a very good player.

“If he doesn’t, then he’ll be sat in the pub in 10 years time wondering. ‘What if?’”

Grandin has only played twice since November but has been used off the bench in two of Pool’s last three games.

And Ince hopes he’ll still have a part to play this season.

He said: “He can be a massive aid to us, if he does things right. When he comes on he does good.

“But I don’t want him on for 10 minutes, I want him on for 45 or 90.

“We have five games left and I’m sure he’ll play a massive part.”