Blackpool manager Paul Ince has ensured his son Thomas can leave the club only when the right opportunity presents itself.
The England under-21 star opted against a move to newly promoted Cardiff City earlier this summer and Ince senior is delighted to have his son still on the books at Bloomfield Road.
The former Blackburn manager will be aware that Thomas will move on at some point in the near future, with the 21-year-old considered to be one of the Championship's best talents.
However, Ince told Sky Sports News it’s important to hold out for the right move with regular first-team action imperative to his son's development.
"What I wouldn't want Thomas to do is go to a club and then spend a lot of time on the bench, as that would hamper his development," he said.
"Whenever he does go, and whatever club he goes to, he needs to be playing football and his development needs to be taken forward," added Ince.
He has compared the transfer situation to Scott Sinclair's and said: "Look at Scott Sinclair when he left Swansea and went to Manchester City, he hasn't played for two years. That won't happen to Thomas."
But Ince junior, who has been out of action since the opening day of the season when he netted the opener against Doncaster, is cautious of the need to be patient before making the step up to the top-flight.
"I went down to Cardiff and Malky Mackay was excellent. I have got great respect for Malky and Cardiff and I hope they stay in the Premier League this year, they are a fantastic club," he said.
"I went down and had a look myself. But my family is in the northwest and it was solely down to I didn't think it was the right time and right move for me," Ince admitted.
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