Burnley striker wants spot in England squad after Berahino call-up

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Burnley striker Danny Ings says he wants an England call-up.

It may have taken almost two months, but Burnley finally grabbed their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday, defeating Hull City 1-0 at Turf Moor.

Former Brighton striker Ashley Barnes bagged the winner with a powerful header, handing Sean Dyche his first victory as a Premier League manager.

Goalscoring has been the main issue for the Clarets so far this term, and Barnes' goal against the Tigers was just their sixth of the campaign.

Their last goal before that came in the 3-1 defeat to Everton, where Danny Ings scored his first Premier League goal to equalise for Burnley, but it wasn't enough to get a result.

Ings, 22, smashed 26 goals in all competitions last season to fire Burnley to promotion, whilst he's also become an important player for the England Under-21 side in the last year.

Now, with Saido Berahino called up the senior team after an impressive start to the season with West Brom, Ings says that he wants to follow in his footsteps by making the step up from Under-21 to senior level with England.

"If you're scoring goals for your club in the Premier League, doors open," Ings told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"It's happened to him [Berahino] and fair play to the lad, he's a fantastic striker and a great finisher. Hopefully I'll be able to follow in his footsteps so maybe in the future, you never know," he admitted.

Repeating his feat of 26 goals seems unlikely for Ings this season, but if he can reach double figures, then Burnley have a chance of survival.

Yet with his contract running out in 2015, a number of clubs will no doubt be monitoring Ings with the intention of landing a cut-price deal in January or free transfer next summer.

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