Rohan Ince says Brighton & Hove Albion won’t be fazed by the visit of league-leaders Bournemouth on Friday night.
And the 22-year-old powerhouse is desperate to put the frustrations of Easter Monday behind him ahead of the Friday night showdown with the team boasting the best attacking record in the Championship with 87 goals already this season.
He said, “It wasn’t our best performance [at Rotherham]. I was particularly disappointed in myself as I thought I could have done a lot better. I’m sure there will be other people in the team that were not impressed with their own performances and we didn’t do well enough as a team.
“We respect Bournemouth as a team but we don’t fear them, so we’re going to go out there and do the best we can. It’s on our own pitch, we’ll have the support of the fans and we’re going to give it a real go.
“They’re a very dangerous side attacking wise, but the manager will set up the team knowing what he wants to do. It will be a cracking game to watch but I’m not sure what to expect. We want to be mathematically clear of relegation as soon as possible – that’s our aim.”
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Ince is enjoying a new lease of life under Chris Hughton after struggling to nail down a regular place in the team during the first half of the campaign.
“I’m disappointed that I didn’t get as many appearances as I would have liked at the start of the season, especially after the previous one when I played quite a lot.
"But I’ve played quite a lot under Chris Hughton and am pleased with my overall performances. He’s a good manager and I like working under him.”