Stoke City have confirmed that Reading loanee Tom Ince has been released following the end of his contract.

The wide midfielder joined the Royals on loan in January and played 15 matches in Berkshire before injury cut his spell short.

Well-experienced in the second tier, he leaves the Potteries having made over 100 appearances between 2018-2022.

Ince's father, former England international Paul Ince, has been interim manager at the SCL Stadium since February and spoke incredibly highly of his son- who he managed at Notts County and Blackpool.

Speaking to the media ahead of the final day of the season loss to Luton Town, Ince Sr joked: "Whether I stay or not, Reading should do something with him as he’s shown since he’s been here what a good player he is. If I’m here or not I’d tell him to sign here as it’s a great place but players out of contract always get offers so that’s something he’d have to consider. If I stay, he’s definitely staying, he’s got no choice then!"

The Potters announced on their website that four experienced players, including Ince are to leave at the end of the month at the expiration of their contracts.

Stoke City Football Club said: "We would like to place on record our thanks to Tommy, James, Steven and Tom for their contributions and wish them every success for the future."