Ince pleased with Grant impact

Blackpool's Bobby Grant
Blackpool's Bobby Grant
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Bobby Grant fired his first goal for Blackpool and impressed his new boss.

The striker, signed from Rochdale on Thursday, headed Pool’s equaliser as they continued their pre-season preparations with a 1-1 draw at York City.

And manager Paul Ince says he has seen enough to know the 23-year-old is going to be a threat.

“Bobby has shown us come glimpses – you can see why he scores goals,” said Ince.

“His header was so simple. It was a good move – out to the wing, cross, goal. That’s all it takes. Sometimes players want to take 10 or 15 touches and over-complicate things.

“But our goal on Saturday was exactly how football should be played. He took it well. It was a great header.”

Ince feel Grant’s performance will have helped him settle in. “He’ll be pleased by that. When you come to a new club you want to get off the mark,” the manager added.

“It doesn’t matter who it was against, the way he finished it was quality.

“He’s still a little behind on his fitness but that’s understandable.”

Pool used four trial players on Saturday, with Neal Bishop, Gary Dicker and Danny Grainger all featuring for the second time in a week.

And the manager was pleased with another good work-out.

“I thought we were very good in the first half and looked comfortable,” Ince said.

“Obviously we want to be winning games but we know it doesn’t matter.

“We were a little bit sloppy in the final third, but it’s all about the work-out and getting the minutes in. There is a lot to work