Ings: Clarets can bounce back to Premier League without me

Danny Ings is set to leave Turf Moor this summer, after playing for England Under 21s at the European Championships
Danny Ings is set to leave Turf Moor this summer, after playing for England Under 21s at the European Championships
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Danny Ings insists Burnley can bounce back to the Premier League without him next season.

Ings is set to depart Turf Moor after four years, once his contract expires at the end of June.

There’s no reason why Burnley can’t do it

Danny Ings

It was widely believed he would end up at Liverpool, but there is reported interest from Spurs, while Real Sociedad boss David Moyes retains a hope he could convince the player to move to San Sebastián.

He himself insists he doesn’t yet know where his future lies, beyond playing for England Under 21s at next month’s European Championship Finals in the Czech Republic.

But, asked if Burnley can earn a return to the top flight in 12 months’ time after relegation, Ings said: “Of course they can.

“All you have to look at is the way they performed this year, and the mentality of the group.

“The gaffer has got us all moving in the right direction.

“The lads have been unbelievable, ever since the gaffer came in.

“There are no egos at the club, nobody thinks they’re better than anyone else, we’re all as one going in the right direction.

“They’re building a brand new training ground to help the lads enjoy it.

“There’s no reason why Burnley can’t do it.”

Ings has thoroughly enjoyed playing under Sean Dyche at Burnley, and feels he is paramount to the club’s future success.

Asked how important the manager is, Ings added: “Massive.

“He’s what everybody looks up to, from the fans to the players.

“He’s the guy that everybody listens to and works under, and he’s an enjoyable manager to work for.

“He’s very hard-working, but he makes sure he gets the best out of you, but that you get the best out of him as well.

“I know all the lads appreciate the work that he does with us.”

Ings finished the season with 11 Premier League goals, including the winner at Aston Villa on Sunday in what is expected to be his last appearance in a Burnley shirt.