Ince up for the fight - Pulis

Tony Pulis believes Thomas Ince has proven his character purely by deciding to join Crystal Palace's Barclays Premier League survival bid.

He showed a lot a character by coming to the toughest club on offer, one that needs results.

It's credit to him. I am sure he would have spoken to his dad about it.

But the big thing that impressed is me is that I remember I spoke with Tom once at a game at Bolton. Him and his dad were there, that was about two years ago.

That was the only previous time I had spoken to Tom before we met the other day. I was very impressed with him, irrespective of his footballing ability. He's a very grounded lad. He knows where he wants to go.

– Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis