Thomas Ince ends up at Crystal Palace on loan

Crystal Palace sign Blackpool winger Thomas Ince on a loan deal until the end of the season, while Steven Dobbie moves in the opposite direction to rejoin the Tangerines.

Blackpool winger Thomas Ince's transfer deadline-day saga has concluded with him joining Crystal Palace on a loan move until the end of the season.

The Tangerines, who acquire Eagles playmaker Stephen Dobbie as part of the deal, have shown a willingness to part with their star asset since his father Paul Ince was sacked as manager earlier this month.

The 22-year-old's Bloomfield Road contract expires in the summer and he was seeking a temporary deal until the close of this campaign, which would allow him to be a free agent in the next transfer window.

That is seemingly the reason that his switch to Stoke City, who had agreed a fee with Blackpool to sign Ince on a permanent deal, fell through, while Cardiff City and Swansea City failed to lure him to Wales.

Ince has scored seven goals in 25 appearances for the Seasiders this season.

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson looks on during the Championship match against Reading on January 28, 2014
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