LUKE Williams has likened Rohan Ince to Premier League title winner N’Golo Kante, such has been the on-loan midfielder’s influence on Swindon Town in his short time at the club.

Ince only arrived at Town on transfer deadline day back in January and on Saturday was named man of the match by the sponsors at the County Ground following his side’s 1-0 win over Millwall - the fourth time he has picked up the accolade in his five appearances in front of Swindon’s own supporters.

The 24-year-old, who will remain at the club until the end of the season from Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion, has added much-needed bite to the Town midfield and his ability to break up play has been a key feature of head coach Williams’ recent gameplan.

France international Kante is the best in the business when it comes to ball-winning midfielders, helping Leicester City claim a shock Premier League title triumph last season and now looks on course to repeat the feat with Chelsea following his move to Stamford Bridge last summer.

Williams has been mightily impressed by Ince’s contribution to Town since his arrival and he believes that possession-stealing attribute will go a long way in determining his side’s fate this season.

“He has just been remarkable since he turned up,” said Williams.

“I think he has got man of the match again for probably the fourth home game in a row, something like that. He thoroughly deserves it.

“It’s wonderful to see a player so committed to taking the ball off the other team. He often takes the ball off the opposition and drives forward and takes territory off them as well.

“He seems to have the same energy in the 90th minute as he had in the first.

“I think that is fundamental to every team, you need to have that.

“Look at Leicester with Kante last season and now at Chelsea. I don’t think it is a huge surprise he has got the best defensive midfield stats in the division by a long way.

“I think Rohan is in that ilk and he is improving well all the time.”

Town have won three of the nine League One fixtures they played with Ince in the side. In their other 31 league games without him, they have seven victories.