Danny Ings confident Clarets will get back on track
Danny Ings is confident the Clarets will turn the tide after nearly clipping the Seagulls’ wings on the south coast.
Burnley’s winless run stretched to five games with a 1-0 defeat to play-off chasing Brighton at the Alex Stadium.
But after pushing Gus Poyet’s men all the way in an impressive second-half fightback, Ings believes the Clarets will soon be back on the winning trail – starting against Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor next Tuesday night.
“If we can play anything on Tuesday like we did in the second half today we’ll come away with three points, I’m sure of it,” insisted Ings, who came off the bench at half-time to help spark the Clarets’ revival following David Lopez’s 20th-minute strike.
“Their keeper’s save in the first half (from a Jason Shackell header) was magnificent for starters and after they got the goal we reacted very well.
“We pressed them and looked like the stronger team for most of that game and it’s just a shame that we didn’t come out with at least a point.
“The energy that we have got we are running over teams physically.
“We are just on the end of a little bit of bad luck at the moment but I’m sure we can turn it round.
“It’s important that we don’t get our spirits down. We know we’re not on a good run at the moment but the way we are performing is very good.
“Although we’re not getting results, people who come to the games should be pleased with the way we are playing and the desire the lads are showing is fantastic.”
Ings will be pushing for a start against the Terriers in mid-week after proving his fitness following the hamstring strain that kept him out of Burnley’s mid-week draw with Middlesbrough.
Sean Dyche’s side looked a more potent threat with Ings in it and the 20-year-old is backing Burnley to bounce back and keep the top-six in sight.
He added: “In this league you never know what’s going to happen. We need to get a good run of results to have any hope but I’m positive we can do that.
“We are playing well. It’s not as if we are playing badly and teams are turning us over. Things aren’t just happening for us but hopefully on Tuesday we can turn that round.”