Ince gives Trotters a serious look

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Paul Ince ran the rule over Bolton at the weekend and insists they won’t be at the bottom of the Championship for long.

Dougie Freedman’s side have made their worst start to a season in 110 years but Ince is convinced their luck will change.

The Blackpool manager said: “They are in a false position. They are just not taking chances they should.

“They are a good side, with a very strong squad and some very talented players.

“When they get playing there’s no doubt they will start climbing the table.”

Like Bolton, Blackpool’s start to the season has surprised many, but for the right reasons. Pool have lost only one of their nine games so far and sit just outside the play-off places.

Boss Ince again declined interviews ahead of tonight’s game, refusing to talk until after his FA hearing, which is likely to take place next week.

But speaking via the club’s press department, Ince said: “We know we are strong at home and now the pitch is nice we can play our football.

“But I never want us to overplay. We have players who can hurt people in the final third, so I want them to get the ball forward and play up there.

“The home form isn’t just a credit to the lads but to the fans too.

“They create such a good atmosphere and they make the players perform. The players and the fans take credit for the home form, not me.

“If you want to do well you need to do well at home, and we’ve managed to do that.

“Bolton are a very good outfit who have spent a few quid, so it will be a tough game.”

The game will see a return for former favourite Alex Baptiste, who Ince was so keen to keep this summer.

“The game’s gone if Baps is top scorer!” joked Ince about the defender’s three goals this season.

“Baps is a great lad, not just on the pitch but off it. But he made the decision to move to Bolton.

“I’ve seen his goals and they were him marauding down the left - he never did that for me!

“But I’m looking forward to seeing him and I’m sure the lads are ... but there’s no sentiment in football.”