How has a career that started at Liverpool, involved winning the Championship’s Young Player of the Year award and even coaxed interest from European monsters Inter Milan and Monaco come to needing a loan spell at Nottingham Forest to revive it?
That’s exactly the situation that Tom Ince finds himself in as he plots to point his worming timeline skyward again in a reunion with Stuart Pearce on a short-term loan.
The move is yet to go through, but as Steve Bruce is reportedly willing to sanction the deal to try and get the England U21 star back to his best, it seems all but the formalities remain.
Having failed to make even the substitutes bench for any of the last six games for Hull, who are live 3/1 chances to finish in the top 10, we have taken a graphical look at how Ince’s career has taken such a stark turn:
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