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Ings: We're Building Momentum

28 November 2014

Danny Ings says Burnley will be looking to add to their momentum as they prepare to take on Aston Villa.

The Clarets head into this weekend’s fixture having recorded successive Premier League victories against Hull City and Stoke City.

Six points from the last two games have helped the Clarets to climb off the bottom of the league table, just two points behind their Saturday’s opponents.

And man-of-the-moment Ings, who scored a brace at the Britannia Stadium last week, has insisted the two wins have reinforced the squad’s belief.

He said: “There’s always been belief throughout the team because we don’t listen to the outside noises. We know there are going to be people who doubt us.

“As a group, we just make sure that we get confidence in one another and that’s what we’ve been doing.

“Obviously though, two wins can lift anyone and the lads believe in themselves even more now. It took us a little while, but it wasn’t like we were playing badly.

“We had really solid performances and we were quite consistent.

“Results weren’t happening for us, but we are getting them now, we’re playing with freedom and we’re enjoying it.

“We’re building confidence and momentum and hopefully we can take them into Saturday’s game.”

After returning to action following an injury lay-off, Ings has now scored five goals in his last five starts for club and country.

A first Premier League goal against Everton at the end of October was followed by a double in England U21 friendly win over Portugal at Turf Moor and then another brace at the Britannia this month.

And having acclimatised to life in the top-flight, Ings believes he is always at his best when playing with a smile on his face.

He added: “The last few weeks have been great for me. I’m doing the best I can for the team and I’m building momentum personally.

“I think my form has built up week by week since my hamstring injury. I’ve got better and better with every day and game.

“Going away with England was obviously a fantastic boost for my confidence and bringing it back to Burnley with me. The goals felt special as well.

“It was just a matter of games with me. When I play and have a smile on my face, this is when I’m at my best and the last few weeks have been like that.”

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