Fulham target takes the headlines as Burnley and QPR do battle


Danny Ings shows off his talents against title rivals QPR in superb 2-0 win.

The Burnley striker labelled as ‘’a match winner’’ and ‘’top class’’ put Burnley 3 points clear at the top of the table.

An impressive attacking move involving Marney, Vokes and finished brilliantly by Ings put the Lancashire side 1-0 up mid-way through the second half.

The second goal came minutes before the final whistle when a challenge on Ings in the box caused the referee to give a penalty; the 21 year old striker quickly rose to his feet to net his 9th goal of the campaign, leaving him only 1 goal behind Jordan Rhodes in the Championship top scorers list.

Sean Dyche has recently expressed delight at the form of his top-marksman and after his heroics against their heavily funded title rivals he stated on the official Burnley FC website:

‘’I spoke to Danny on Thursday and said he looked like a young man enjoying his training and his performances.

’He said he was and that will do for me. Sometimes it’s that simple and he is a young man who is performing like a real man. Expectation comes and goes, but I have never, ever put any confinement on the players.’’

Sean Dyche’s take on one of the most lethal and regarded strikers in the nation’s second tier is refreshing. The recently called up England under-21 international has made an incredible impact in what could be classed as his first injury free season at the club since joining from Bournemouth in 201.

It is easy to forget a players age when expectations start to rise, as long as he keeps enjoying his football the goals will continue to flow and vice versa. 

Burnley will be aware of Fulham’s long-term interest in their star man and recently there have been rumours that they will make a significant bid to land the newest emerging star from the Championship in January.

Burnley have shown to be realistic about their finances this year and the end to their parachute payments means that they will have to be stringent and realistic about any bids for their players.

Although, with the apple cart currently in full flow and Burnley looking good for a long-term automatic promotion push this season, I imagine any kind of interest or bid will be unwanted as they look to win promotion to the Premier League.

image: © Adam Haworth

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