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Dyche Backs England Call For Ings

13 February 2015

Sean Dyche believes in-form striker Danny Ings could be closing in on an England call-up.

Ings is currently in blistering form, bagging his ninth goal of the season - and fifth in six games - in Wednesday night’s 3-1 loss at Manchester United.

And Dyche admits there is foundation in the growing clamour for the current U21 striker to be handed a place in Roy Hodgson’s full squad.

The Burnley boss said: “People are making noises about England call-ups and I have always maybe played it down a little, but the way Danny is playing at the moment I can see absolutely why.

“The (Manchester) United players will know about him after the other night because they have just witnessed a Danny Ings on top form.

“He is a very, very talented player and his movement, energy, will and quality are all the things you want out of a player, and he is a fantastic young man who I have a lot of respect for.

“He has all the attributes it takes and he is learning. But he is in a very good environment to learn.

“These young players can go places too early and get swallowed up in a team.

“Here, he plays every week and he enjoys the training and the culture with the freedom he gets here and you can see that.

“He has had great growth this season and will continue to grow, I’m absolutely sure of it.”

The Clarets now face a blank weekend ahead of next week’s trip to Chelsea, through their early exit from the FA Cup,

And the Clarets boss admitted his players would be working hard to rectify goals conceded from set plays, which have proved costly in recent games.

Dyche added: “We are actually defending well from general play. We are not conceding a lot of chances, but we have to tighten up with the details and set pieces, of course.

“To concede two at the weekend (v West Brom) was a frustration against a side who are a renowned set-piece side.

"At (Manchester) United that’s not the case and we were done but two second-phase set plays.

“They are details within a really good performance but we’ll work at it on the training ground.”

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