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Fans don masks for Ince

Paul Ince mask
Paul Ince mask

He may not be in the dug-out for Blackpool’s match on Saturday, but the fans are making sure that Paul Ince’s face is certainly on show – with 10,000 of them wearing face masks for Blackpool's Championship game against Wigan.

The resort’s media organisations 96.5 Radio Wave and Blackpool Gazette have joined forces to produce the cut-outs of the manager’s face that will be distributed just before kick-off this weekend.

Ince has received a five-game stadium ban by the Football Association after an incident in mid-September when the Seasiders were playing Bournemouth.

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Paul Ince confirmed as new Blackpool manager

Former Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince has been confirmed as the new Blackpool FC manager

Paul Ince Credit: Press Association

The former Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince has been confirmed as Blackpool's new manager

Ince has previously managed at Blackburn Rovers and Macclesfield Town.

He will take charge of a squad, which includes his son Tom, on a one-year rolling contract.

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