ROBINS FAITHFUL RISING TO INCE SKILLS
ROHAN Ince could be the secret ingredient for Swindon Town this season as they continue to fight against relegation, according to manager Luke Williams.
The 24-year-old midfielder joined on loan from Championship high-flyers Brighton in late January and has made a major impact at the County Ground already – scoring his first goal against Gillingham in midweek.
Ince has added muchneeded protection in front of the back four and his influence has steadily grown, helping the Robins to back-to-back wins before yesterday’s match with fellow relegation candidates Chesterfield.
Williams claims the former Chelsea youngster has been a godsend, who can make the difference in the final few months.
“The crowd have really taken to him and quite rightly too,” said Williams. “He has given us something we were really crying out for and he’s really understood the role we’ve asked of him.
“It is a different role to what he’s done previously at Brighton and Chelsea but he’s really taken to it.
“And for him to get a goal is a great opportunity for the fans to really show him how they appreciate him.
“It was another man-ofthe-match performance on Tuesday, so I’m really pleased for him because I think all of his defensive work sometimes means he doesn’t get the opportunity to get forward.”
By sitting deep in midfield, Ince has allowed Swindon’s more creative players to make the difference in attack, and striker Jonathan Obika, 26, is an example of someone who has flourished after scoring in back-to-back games.
“We’ve always known he’s got an engine, he’s settled down now and we’re seeing the real Incey,” said Obika. “He brings the confidence for the front players to go out and express themselves.”
PRAISE: Rohan Ince