Championship FTBpro PFA Fan Player Of The Year Contender: Danny Ings - Burnley
Burnley fans were disappointed when they lost former favourite Charlie Austin to QPR, but Danny has gratefully taken on the mantle of Turf Moor goal hero during a prolific season.
Before an ankle injury halted his impressive progress, he had already hit 20 goals and his devastating partnership with Sam Vokes (the Suarez-Sturridge of the Championship) played such a major role in the Clarets charge to the Premier League.
Ings finished the season with 21 league goals, and his manager Sean Dyche admitted he had become bored with singing his young striker’s praises – ‘in a good way’.
Dyche loves Ings’ energy and quality and said on occasions that he wouldn’t swap the former Bournemouth player for any other in the Championship.
The Burnley boss says of the England Under 21 international: “Ingsy is exceptional with his work ethic. He just keeps going and going and the demands he’s got of himself and the rest of the group is first class.
“ With some strikers, if the ball’s landing for them they just switch off. He doesn’t. He just keeps going and has got his rewards. He’s a fantastic person as well as a player.”
It’s little surprises Ings has been linked with bigger Premier League clubs but he insists he’s happy Turf Moor and has no intention of leaving, despite all the speculation, and is just looking forward to putting his skills to the test in what he describes as ‘the best league in the world’.
The Championship’s Player of the Year adds: “I'm really looking forward to it. It's every lad's dream to play there and that first game is going to be unbelievable. It's going to be a great feeling and I'm going to enjoy every moment of it."
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