There is no keeping Danny Ings out of the headlines or off the score sheet so far this season, and the Burnley striker has been rewarded for his heroics with a second successive PFA fans’ award.
Danny’s first two seasons at Turf Moor were disrupted by two long-term knee injuries – both of which required surgery – but he’s certainly fir and firing on all cylinders now.
Charged in the summer with the task of stepping into the golden boots of former Clarets’ favourite Charlie Austin, who headed to QPR, Ings has more than answered the call from Sean Dyche.
The Burnley boss believes Ings has grown both in maturity and confidence this season, with the result so far being a league and cup total of 13 goals – none more precious than his brace in the 2-0 win against promotion rivals QPR at the weekend.
Championship leaders Burnley are smashing all-comers at the moment, and Ings has been leading the charge for the division’s surprise packages.
He says: “I’m just enjoying my football as I’ve had a tough couple of years through injuries. Now that I’m fit I’m going out with a smile on my face and it’s been really effective.
“I can’t sit on 13 now and get complacent,” added Ings, who is benefiting from an injury-free run. “I work hard in training every day to hopefully better myself and hopefully the goals will keep coming.”