Ings: Goals repaid support and I’m keen to realise Premier League dream

Danny Ings

Danny Ings

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

DANNY Ings hopes he has repaid the fans for a slow start to his Burnley career – as thoughts start to turn to the striker’s future.

Ings admits he has realised a dream to play in the Premier League after his 20 league goals this season helped the Clarets secure automatic promotion.

The 22-year-old’s contribution has earned the Championship player of the year award and seen him linked with a number of clubs, as he approaches the final year of his current Turf Moor contract.

Injuries restricted Ings to only six goals in his first two seasons with the club, but he vowed to prove why Burnley paid Bournemouth £1m to sign him in 2011. He believes he has done that now.

“The first two years were quite frustrating for me, but the fans and everybody stuck behind me and to repay them now is great,” he said.

“I said from day one as soon as I got those injuries that I would work as hard as I could in the gym to get back to where I should be, and it’s paid off now.

“It’s a fantastic achievement. It’s Premier League football, it’s everyone’s dream. To get there now with Burnley Football Club is a magnificent feeling.”

Burnley would have been in severe danger of losing Ings this summer had they not gone up, just as they lost Jay Rodriguez and Charlie Austin in previous years.

They would appear to have a better chance now of getting the forward to agree an extended deal at Turf Moor, although Ings was understandably not thinking about contracts so soon after the Clarets’ rise into the top flight.

“Let’s just let me enjoy this!” he said.

Clarets skipper Jason Shackell yesterday stressed the importance of hanging on to Ings, although he insisted he was not concerned about the forward’s future.

“I don’t think it’s a worry,” Shackell said. “He’s going to get attention from other clubs because he’s been fantastic this season and hopefully we can keep hold of him.

“He’s been a big part of what we’ve done this year and hopefully he can be a big part of what we can do next year. He’s a very talented young player.”

Burnley turned down Bournemouth’s bid to buy back Ings last summer – a decision that has worked out well for both club and player.

“It has,” Ings admitted. “Obviously I wasn’t being played at the time and it came down to what team the gaffer wanted to put out.

“But I took that on the chin, worked as hard as I could and then he gave me a chance. I’m really grateful for that. I’ve got a solid team behind me, which helped me pick up form. To be at the front of a team like that is a good feeling.”

Ings also paid tribute to the supporters who have roared Burnley on all season.

“They’ve been absolutely fantastic from start to finish,” he said.

“Before we were even in this position, from the start of the season until now they’ve been behind us and to do it for them is fantastic.

“People wrote us off because we’ve not got as good a squad as other teams but we’ve certainly got enough quality in our team and that mentality to go hard, and we got our rewards for it.”

Ings is looking forward to the chance to face Rodriguez when Burnley play Southampton next season, although his former Clarets team-mate is currently recovering from a serious knee injury.

“It will be good to play against him, he’s a top lad,” Ings said.

“Jay Rod and Charlie Austin are fantastic players with unbelievable ability, but me and Sam came in and worked as hard as we could for the team, and it paid off.

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10:46am Thu 24 Apr 14

Dublin Claret says...

Always thought Danny was a star of the future and once he got that run, so it proved.
Now Danny, sign that new contract and play for the club where you know you're loved, rather than being just a squad player with the so called "bigger boys"
Remember, you're still learning your trade and if you keep progressing, that big move will look after itself.
Always thought Danny was a star of the future and once he got that run, so it proved. Now Danny, sign that new contract and play for the club where you know you're loved, rather than being just a squad player with the so called "bigger boys" Remember, you're still learning your trade and if you keep progressing, that big move will look after itself. Dublin Claret
  • Score: 13

11:48am Thu 24 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

Well done young man now onwards and upwards.It's been a vintage year for the clarets this season.
Well done young man now onwards and upwards.It's been a vintage year for the clarets this season. .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: 3

11:52am Thu 24 Apr 14

no ney never says...

"..We've not got as good a squad as other teams. ."
I think we have Danny, the 2nd best in the championship 13/14. Its just that there aren't as many of us.
Player of the season. England caps. Automatic promotion winner. Premier league player. With Burnley football club lead by Sean Dyche, its all gone fantastically well for Danny. Other than the temptation of a large contract else where, there's no reason why Danny can't continue his career path with us.
As one of the first names on the team sheet he's going to play. The increased challenge of the prem which is broadcast around the world is an opportunity to progress with the England set up. He will get more media attention with Burnley next season than he would get following a move to most other clubs.

Without doubt Danny should continue with us and sign a new deal.
"..We've not got as good a squad as other teams. ." I think we have Danny, the 2nd best in the championship 13/14. Its just that there aren't as many of us. Player of the season. England caps. Automatic promotion winner. Premier league player. With Burnley football club lead by Sean Dyche, its all gone fantastically well for Danny. Other than the temptation of a large contract else where, there's no reason why Danny can't continue his career path with us. As one of the first names on the team sheet he's going to play. The increased challenge of the prem which is broadcast around the world is an opportunity to progress with the England set up. He will get more media attention with Burnley next season than he would get following a move to most other clubs. Without doubt Danny should continue with us and sign a new deal. no ney never
  • Score: 9

12:49pm Thu 24 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid..............
what a dream though!
Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid.............. what a dream though! TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -21

1:13pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

no ney never wrote:
"..We've not got as good a squad as other teams. ."
I think we have Danny, the 2nd best in the championship 13/14. Its just that there aren't as many of us.
Player of the season. England caps. Automatic promotion winner. Premier league player. With Burnley football club lead by Sean Dyche, its all gone fantastically well for Danny. Other than the temptation of a large contract else where, there's no reason why Danny can't continue his career path with us.
As one of the first names on the team sheet he's going to play. The increased challenge of the prem which is broadcast around the world is an opportunity to progress with the England set up. He will get more media attention with Burnley next season than he would get following a move to most other clubs.

Without doubt Danny should continue with us and sign a new deal.
Exactly, what better club and manager to continue to play for next season. Danny can now prove that he's Premier League quality and continue his incredible development as a key player with Burnley as opposed to playing a bit part for a bigger Premier League team. A big move will certainly come in time but I'm sure Danny knows the right path to take.
[quote][p][bold]no ney never[/bold] wrote: "..We've not got as good a squad as other teams. ." I think we have Danny, the 2nd best in the championship 13/14. Its just that there aren't as many of us. Player of the season. England caps. Automatic promotion winner. Premier league player. With Burnley football club lead by Sean Dyche, its all gone fantastically well for Danny. Other than the temptation of a large contract else where, there's no reason why Danny can't continue his career path with us. As one of the first names on the team sheet he's going to play. The increased challenge of the prem which is broadcast around the world is an opportunity to progress with the England set up. He will get more media attention with Burnley next season than he would get following a move to most other clubs. Without doubt Danny should continue with us and sign a new deal.[/p][/quote]Exactly, what better club and manager to continue to play for next season. Danny can now prove that he's Premier League quality and continue his incredible development as a key player with Burnley as opposed to playing a bit part for a bigger Premier League team. A big move will certainly come in time but I'm sure Danny knows the right path to take. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 6

3:42pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Fan@clared says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid..............

what a dream though!
Now look here. You lot are just a run of the mill Championship side and you should show some respect and deference when you come on to the thread of a Premier League team.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid.............. what a dream though![/p][/quote]Now look here. You lot are just a run of the mill Championship side and you should show some respect and deference when you come on to the thread of a Premier League team. Fan@clared
  • Score: 10

4:39pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Chris P Bacon says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid..............

what a dream though!
The nightmare is only for you and your 'chums'. You're too dim to have even considered this as a possibility so it was a simple exercise to follow your disintegration and see your hopes dashed again and again. And again.

And since your 'prediction's for this season were so woeful we stopped laughing at you out of sympathy, no one will be paying the slightest attention to your Nostradamus-like insight in to what's going to happen next season. In fact, as you're the ultimate 'cooler' in informing us of the inevitable, the worse your predictions, the better Burnley will do. Keep em coming, oh SNC*.


* Serial Name Changer.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid.............. what a dream though![/p][/quote]The nightmare is only for you and your 'chums'. You're too dim to have even considered this as a possibility so it was a simple exercise to follow your disintegration and see your hopes dashed again and again. And again. And since your 'prediction's for this season were so woeful we stopped laughing at you out of sympathy, no one will be paying the slightest attention to your Nostradamus-like insight in to what's going to happen next season. In fact, as you're the ultimate 'cooler' in informing us of the inevitable, the worse your predictions, the better Burnley will do. Keep em coming, oh SNC*. * Serial Name Changer. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 6

4:57pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid..............

what a dream though!
And here it is once again, after finally having the nerve to climb out of its festering pit having lain dormant and gently sobbing since 5pm on Monday, it finally appears with yet another pathetic attempt at taking the shine off a glorious season and incredible promotion for Burnley FC.

Here are the facts you imbecile...

You have been wrong on all counts all season as regards Burnley FC.

We didn't drop off after facing the top half teams as you insisted we would.

We didn't suffer a crisis of confidence after a run of draws. Pop pop pop.

We didn't lose our manager to the long list of teams in the Premier League and Championship to which you hoped and prayed we would.

We didn't sell our better players in the January transfer window.

We didn't fall in the final furlong as per your Devon Loch comparison.

and..........

WE DID BEAT YOU AT EWOOD PARK.

and...........

WE HAVE BEEN PROMOTED.

So there you go, FakeVilla, BubblePopFC, TurfMoorTom, and any other of the multiple childish name you have called yourself this season and last, we are finally promoted and there is nothing you can do or say that can possible change that.

Enjoy Brentford you festering bellwipe.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid.............. what a dream though![/p][/quote]And here it is once again, after finally having the nerve to climb out of its festering pit having lain dormant and gently sobbing since 5pm on Monday, it finally appears with yet another pathetic attempt at taking the shine off a glorious season and incredible promotion for Burnley FC. Here are the facts you imbecile... You have been wrong on all counts all season as regards Burnley FC. We didn't drop off after facing the top half teams as you insisted we would. We didn't suffer a crisis of confidence after a run of draws. Pop pop pop. We didn't lose our manager to the long list of teams in the Premier League and Championship to which you hoped and prayed we would. We didn't sell our better players in the January transfer window. We didn't fall in the final furlong as per your Devon Loch comparison. and.......... WE DID BEAT YOU AT EWOOD PARK. and........... WE HAVE BEEN PROMOTED. So there you go, FakeVilla, BubblePopFC, TurfMoorTom, and any other of the multiple childish name you have called yourself this season and last, we are finally promoted and there is nothing you can do or say that can possible change that. Enjoy Brentford you festering bellwipe. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 11

5:42pm Thu 24 Apr 14

McClaret says...

Ings will sign as will others who are offered, who wouldn't want to play for Dyche?
Need to make sure all generosity with PL contracts have release clauses for players but the flip side is reduced wages if back in the Championship. Just a contractual thought, think we can stay up this time.
Ings will sign as will others who are offered, who wouldn't want to play for Dyche? Need to make sure all generosity with PL contracts have release clauses for players but the flip side is reduced wages if back in the Championship. Just a contractual thought, think we can stay up this time. McClaret
  • Score: 5

6:16pm Thu 24 Apr 14

stevieclaret says...

McClaret wrote:
Ings will sign as will others who are offered, who wouldn't want to play for Dyche?
Need to make sure all generosity with PL contracts have release clauses for players but the flip side is reduced wages if back in the Championship. Just a contractual thought, think we can stay up this time.
Need to give dean marney n Ross Wallace a new contract as they signed on reduced terms. That showed they wanted to play for the football club - surely they deserve their original contract...
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Ings will sign as will others who are offered, who wouldn't want to play for Dyche? Need to make sure all generosity with PL contracts have release clauses for players but the flip side is reduced wages if back in the Championship. Just a contractual thought, think we can stay up this time.[/p][/quote]Need to give dean marney n Ross Wallace a new contract as they signed on reduced terms. That showed they wanted to play for the football club - surely they deserve their original contract... stevieclaret
  • Score: 6

7:08pm Thu 24 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid..............

what a dream though!
Consider it carefully. You pretend you are Burnley fan. We know you not. You know that we know your not. You know that.... well, even you will get the point.

And you write what you do in the first person negative. You do this cos you enjoy it.. You get off on it. Just how much of a mixed up fool are you? The time you spend on this. Its important to you, or you wouldn't commit so much time and energy.

See someone about it mate. Its like a fettish. Weird.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid.............. what a dream though![/p][/quote]Consider it carefully. You pretend you are Burnley fan. We know you not. You know that we know your not. You know that.... well, even you will get the point. And you write what you do in the first person negative. You do this cos you enjoy it.. You get off on it. Just how much of a mixed up fool are you? The time you spend on this. Its important to you, or you wouldn't commit so much time and energy. See someone about it mate. Its like a fettish. Weird. RobH2O
  • Score: 7

8:31pm Thu 24 Apr 14

spongsdad says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid..............

what a dream though!
If you're still up for that physchiatric treatment, TFT, I'll see what I can arrange. Meanwhile, go and enjoy your championship football and chicken curry.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid.............. what a dream though![/p][/quote]If you're still up for that physchiatric treatment, TFT, I'll see what I can arrange. Meanwhile, go and enjoy your championship football and chicken curry. spongsdad
  • Score: 4

12:04pm Fri 25 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

RobH2O wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid..............


what a dream though!
Consider it carefully. You pretend you are Burnley fan. We know you not. You know that we know your not. You know that.... well, even you will get the point.

And you write what you do in the first person negative. You do this cos you enjoy it.. You get off on it. Just how much of a mixed up fool are you? The time you spend on this. Its important to you, or you wouldn't commit so much time and energy.

See someone about it mate. Its like a fettish. Weird.
Where is any of what you suppose confirmed in my comment?? And what on earth is first person negative?

Like it or not, the achievement and good feeling is done. Future turmoil beckons, simply a matter of time and you only have to look at all the other recently relegated clubs to see this.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Premier League dream yeah right.....more like a nightmare. A case of the journey being a better experience than the destination. And why do they keep going on about promotion being worth £120M and then conveniently fail to mention what it costs to assemble and maintain a viable Premership squad?? Only turmoil on the horizon I'm afraid.............. what a dream though![/p][/quote]Consider it carefully. You pretend you are Burnley fan. We know you not. You know that we know your not. You know that.... well, even you will get the point. And you write what you do in the first person negative. You do this cos you enjoy it.. You get off on it. Just how much of a mixed up fool are you? The time you spend on this. Its important to you, or you wouldn't commit so much time and energy. See someone about it mate. Its like a fettish. Weird.[/p][/quote]Where is any of what you suppose confirmed in my comment?? And what on earth is first person negative? Like it or not, the achievement and good feeling is done. Future turmoil beckons, simply a matter of time and you only have to look at all the other recently relegated clubs to see this. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -1

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