TOP scorer Danny Ings is ready to get back on the Championship goal trail in Sunday’s derby, and make up for the one that got away.
The striker looked set to grab a last-minute winner in the first meeting with Blackburn Rovers, at Turf Moor in September, only to be brought down by Lee Williamson.
The midfielder had been on the pitch for only a minute, for what was his first appearance of the season.
But his decisive intervention stopped Ings from having the chance to end Burnley’s 34-year win over, and the 21-year-old is out to make amends this weekend.
“I was gutted last time we played them it was a good game and I thought we did really well at home, and then obviously I got tripped in the last minute,” said Ings, who came on as a substitute for the England under 21 team in their 1-0 win over Wales last night.
“I couldn’t stay on my feet, which I really wanted to because I was bursting through on goal.
“To be fair it was clever from the lad doing it.
“But hopefully we can put that right.
“It would mean a lot to me personally and it would mean a lot to the fans as well. It’s a huge game.”
Although Ings is going through his longest spell of the season without scoring – albeit only four games – he goes into Sunday’s showdown at Ewood Park as one half of one of the most feared strike partnerships in the country.
And Ings insists they have no plans to ease off.
“We’ve done well for each other this year, we’ve both scored a good amount of goals – but there’s so much more to get, and hopefully we can get them,” said the former Bournemouth striker, who wants to follow Vokes’ lead from last season and add a derby goal to his 24-goal repertoire this term.
“Sam’s got a goal in the derby.
“Hopefully he can add to his, and hopefully we can get a couple each and win the game.”