Blackpool have gone through half a family this January with the sacking of Paul Ince, and then the impeding transfer of his son Tom, though on a loan.

Former England international Paul had been in charge at Bloomfield Road for less than a year and he won just 12 of his 42 games in charge. Scotland midefielder Barry Ferguson has taken over as interim manager, and is unsure how long he wil be in the hotseat,

"As it stands, I am still a player," Ferguson told BBC Radio Lancashire. "I was more than happy to take over for a few days and I have loved every single minute of it. The response I got from the players was great."

Thomas Ince, a winger capped 12 times by the England Under-21s after making his debut in the summer of 2012, was a youth player at Liverpool and joined Blackpool in 2011, but has been linked with a move to the Premier League in each of the last three transfer windows.

Earlier in the week he was seen at Stoke Citry's training ground, but reports say that a deal was unable to be reached after Ince stated categorically that he only wanted a loan deal. This meant that Stoke couldn't sign him, due to the fact that they have already reached their loan limit.

Ince now looks set to join Crystal Palace until the end of the season, and will then surely make the permanent move to the Premier League in the summer.

Theses two departures leave a big hole for the side who sit 15th in the Championship table, but they have already looked to bring in conitgencies with Andy Keogh, Tony McMahon and Faris Haroun all coming in.

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