Burnley boss Sean Dyche says Ings can only get better

Friday 14 Mar 2014
Ings has 25 goals to his name so far this term

Danny Ings is still learning and there is plenty more to come from the young striker, according to his manager Sean Dyche.

The England Under-21 international has been in fine form for club and country so far this season - netting 27 times in all competitions. 

His goals have helped fire Burnley to second place in the Championship - and with eight points separating them and Derby County in third, the Clarets are on the brink of a return to the Premier League.

But his manager says the best is yet to come from Ings.

Speaking to the club's website, Dyche said that despite rapid progress, the fans have not yet seen the best of the 21-year-old: "He's come a considerable way in my time at the club," he said.

Danny Ings celebrates

Ings has appeared three times for England Under-21s

"I think everybody knew about his talent and even last season, people were wondering could he score goals, could he do this, could he do that?

"But he is still developing and people forget that sometimes. Although he still has plenty of work to do, he's delivered very good signs and very good performances this season."

Meanwhile, Ings himself - who scored twice against San Marino on his Under-21s debut in November 2013 - said in a recent interview that it is important he and his teammates do not get ahead of themselves as they bid to return to the top flight for the first time in four years.

"I’m on a good run at the moment and I’m going to work as hard as I can to keep that going and improve my all-round game as well," said Ings.

“We don’t want to look at the league table, it’s still early doors, we just want to go into every game and do our best," he added.

“We’ve got a thing at the training ground where we get told off if we talk about that – I don’t think the lads want to talk about it.

“The lads are so switched on to the job ahead.”

Ings and Burnley hosts Leeds United on Saturday, before travelling to London to take on bottom side Charlton Athletic the following weekend.

By Jamie Reid Senior Writer