Burnley's Ings eyes a full cap

This Is Lancashire: Danny Ings Danny Ings

DANNY Ings admits it would be a dream to follow in former team-mate Jay Rodriguez’s footsteps and play for England – hopefully together.

Burnley’s 24-goal top scorer yesterday received another call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England Under 21 set-up for next Wednesday’s European Championship qualifier with Wales, while Burnley-born former Claret Rodriguez retained his place in Roy Hodgson’s senior Three Lions squad for the friendly with Denmark at Wembley on the same night.

The pair were team-mates at Turf Moor in Ings’ first season after signing from Bournemouth in the summer of 2011.

And Ings admitted he would love to be reunited on the international stage.

“Hopefully I can look at him and look at his journey and hopefully maybe one day we’ll play together for England,” said the striker, who scored twice on his home debut for the U21s against San Marino.

He is looking forward to the opportunity to add to his two caps after tomorrow’s crunch table topping Championship clash with Derby County.

“It’s still just as strong a feeling as it was the first time,” he continued.

“It’s a big achievement for me and my family.”

And Ings is hoping to prepare for it in the best way possible as he aims to fire Burnley five points clear in second by continuing their impressive home form with a win over their third-placed rivals, after convincingly beating fifth-placed Nottingham Forest last weekend.

“It is definitely (a huge opportunity), but the lads haven’t even mentioned it,” said the striker.

“Obviously it could give us breathing space between us and them but we’re going into it like it’s any other game and hopefully come out with the best result.”

Burnley, who are unbeaten in their last 20 league games at Turf Moor, face a Derby side who have thrust themselves into the automatic promotion picture after going seven games without defeat.

“At their place they had a different manager and staff and things weren’t going as well for them but I’m sure that if we turn up and do all the right things that we’ve done every week then we will be fine,” said Ings.

“In this league it’s all about momentum and consistency, and the performance we gave against Forest was outstanding, especially in the first half.

“I’m sure the lads will take that into this game and if we start the same I’m sure we’ll have every chance.”

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10:05am Fri 28 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.
The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad. RobH2O
  • Score: 4

10:20am Fri 28 Feb 14

Jesus_02 says...

As a saints fan.. I was impressed when Burnly played at St Mary's. I fealt Ricky Lambert should have got his call when he was in the Championship so why not
As a saints fan.. I was impressed when Burnly played at St Mary's. I fealt Ricky Lambert should have got his call when he was in the Championship so why not Jesus_02
  • Score: 9

2:54pm Fri 28 Feb 14

wolsty says...

RobH2O wrote:
The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.
Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.[/p][/quote]Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming wolsty
  • Score: -7

4:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

wolsty wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.
Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming
What was the point in posting that you toe-nail nibbling inbred.
[quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.[/p][/quote]Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming[/p][/quote]What was the point in posting that you toe-nail nibbling inbred. RobH2O
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Fri 28 Feb 14

McClaret says...

Fast feet, good first touch, pace and a decent finisher, all the right ingredients. He looks a very good player
Fast feet, good first touch, pace and a decent finisher, all the right ingredients. He looks a very good player McClaret
  • Score: 6

4:50pm Fri 28 Feb 14

tall in the saddle says...

RobH2O wrote:
wolsty wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.
Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming
What was the point in posting that you toe-nail nibbling inbred.
Because he’s well… dense???
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.[/p][/quote]Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming[/p][/quote]What was the point in posting that you toe-nail nibbling inbred.[/p][/quote]Because he’s well… dense??? tall in the saddle
  • Score: 5

5:11pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Chris P Bacon says...

wolsty wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.
Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming
In English, if you're able?
[quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.[/p][/quote]Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming[/p][/quote]In English, if you're able? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 3

5:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

Day 5 in the big dingle house and now they've discovered another England international who'll be going to Brazil. Tune in tomorrow when we discover dyke can turn water into wine and empty seats into occupied ones - no honest!!
Day 5 in the big dingle house and now they've discovered another England international who'll be going to Brazil. Tune in tomorrow when we discover dyke can turn water into wine and empty seats into occupied ones - no honest!! Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -5

6:27pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
wolsty wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.
Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming
What was the point in posting that you toe-nail nibbling inbred.
Because he’s well… dense???
Tall in the saddle, I take the point!
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: The lad is good enough to go to Brazil with the full England Squad.[/p][/quote]Playing well,but you lot just dream on like he's doing only dreaming[/p][/quote]What was the point in posting that you toe-nail nibbling inbred.[/p][/quote]Because he’s well… dense???[/p][/quote]Tall in the saddle, I take the point! RobH2O
  • Score: 3

12:15pm Sat 1 Mar 14

stevieclaret says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Day 5 in the big dingle house and now they've discovered another England international who'll be going to Brazil. Tune in tomorrow when we discover dyke can turn water into wine and empty seats into occupied ones - no honest!!
That's what u no dads did! Oh sorry. U turned used seats into empty ones. My mistake. Sorry.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Day 5 in the big dingle house and now they've discovered another England international who'll be going to Brazil. Tune in tomorrow when we discover dyke can turn water into wine and empty seats into occupied ones - no honest!![/p][/quote]That's what u no dads did! Oh sorry. U turned used seats into empty ones. My mistake. Sorry. stevieclaret
  • Score: 1

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