Clarets’ striker search continues

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Burnley’s striker search continues, with boss Sean Dyche having to be patient as he looks to replace Charlie Austin.

He admits he would like someone in as soon as possible, with Burnley travelling to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow, but finances dictate how quickly the club can move in the marketplace.

Dyche said: “There are phonecalls being made, there are people at the club nipping away at things, and we’ll wait and see if something can drop in our favour at the right time.

“It’s not a case of not rushing into anything, if I could rush, I would, if I had a blank chequebook and could just make it happen, but we’re not in that position.”

Meanwhile, he appeared to rule out a move for Leicester City’s 23-year-old frontman Martyn Waghorn: “That’s not one that’s on our radar at the moment, though he’s a fine young player.”

But I understand there is an interest in Bolton’s Craig Davies, who former club Wolves made an approach for in June.

Dyche does, however, have Danny Ings, who has two goals in two games, having netted five in four pre-season outings: “I’m just enjoying the fact he’s playing with a smile, he looks fit , sharp, and putting the ball in the net is a nice habit to be in. He’s got the best challenge in football. There might not be many times in his career where he’s got a gaffer who tells him to smile more!

“It seems to be working, and he’s enjoying his football.”