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Seagull Ince swoops in at Carrington

Central midfielder Rohan Ince has joined Bury on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

25 August 2017

Lee Clark has brought in 24-year-old central midfielder Rohan Ince on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, although the deal does have a recall clause that cannot be activated until after Christmas, the loan deal with Bury will end on 31 May 2018.

A product of Chelsea’s youth ranks, Rohan Ince impressed on trial with Albion during the 2012/13 season for the under-21 squad.

After signing a contract with the Seagulls, Ince spent the 2013 pre-season with Oscar Garcia’s first team, making his debut for the club against Newport County AFC in the Capital One Cup.

Ince's performances saw him become a first-team regular under former Manager Oscar Garcia and earned him the 2013/14 Young Player of the Year Award. The midfielder is also a distant relative of former Manchester United and England international Paul Ince.

In 2014/15 the midfielder volleyed his way to the Goal of the Season Award with a thunderous finish against Swindon Town, Ince then ended up scoring for the Robins in the 2016/17 campaign, as the then 21-year-old switched to the County Ground on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Speaking after Rohan’s arrival at Carrington, Manager Lee Clark said: - “Rohan is a player that has been on the radar for a while.  The Chairman, Alan Thompson and I went down to Brighton on Tuesday to watch him play for Brighton and he was very impressive for them.

“He will bring a presence to the team and is a very good footballer, he plays it simple and plays it effectively and I believe he will be a big player for us in every sense of the word, both in his physicality and in his play.

“He is an established Championship player and unfortunately for him, Brighton have gone to the next level.  Once we found out he was available, we went for him.  I am more than delighted to get him in.

“I just felt that since losing Stephen Dawson in the Sunderland game, it has taken something away from our team in terms of drive and leadership, so I had to address it.  We have some exciting attacking players in the group and we need to get them on the ball more than we have in the previous games, and Rohan will help us do that.”

Rohan comes to Bury with 122 games under his belt as well as eight goals.  He will take squad number 30 during his time with the club.

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