Tom Ince tipped to be the next Bale by his father Paul

The former England midfielder is angry at relegation-threatened Hull City for not giving his son a chance in the Premier League this season but sees great things ahead
Paul Ince believes his son Tom can become the next Gareth Bale and has criticised the way Hull City have treated the 23-year-old this season.

The highly rated midfielder turned down approaches from the likes of Italian giants Inter to seek first-team Premier League football with Hull last summer but has barely featured for Steve Bruce's side, making nine appearances in all competitions.

Ince senior is frustrated by the Tigers' treatment of his son, pointing to his success on a loan spell with Championship club Derby County as proof of what they have been missing.

"I'm disappointed in Hull as, in every game he's played, he's done well," Paul Ince told The Times. "Instead of playing, he's sitting in my house at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon when his team are playing, which can't be right.

"I've not spoken to [Hull boss Steve Bruce] yet but will be speaking to him very soon. If you allow Thomas to express himself, you'll get rewards, as they've seen at Derby.

"He's still got a bit to do; he's a little bit weak and will be a late developer. I remember looking at Bale and he was a little bit skinny but, the next year, he bulked up and was outstanding. That's where Thomas is going to be next year."

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