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Burnley striker Ings targets glory over goals
SHARP shooter Danny Ings says he is putting team success before individual glory.
The Clarets striker has started the season in blistering form, scoring in each of the first three league and cup games.
Add that to his run of pre-season goals and Ings has notched eight goals in the last seven games.
But, after helping Burnley to their first three points of the season, extending an unbeaten start to the campaign with a 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, he insisted he was more concerned with winning than scoring.
“It’s been a good run for me but more importantly we got the win. That’s the main thing.
“Hopefully I can keep the run going.
“It’s more important that we got the win and I played a big part in that.”
Ings’ goal on Saturday came from a Ross Wallace cross and the 21-year-old was full of praise for the rest of the Clarets side after the 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
“My goal was all about the ball,” said Ings.
“I just tried to get in between the centre half and Ross put the ball right on my head.
“It’s always good to score a variety of goals. It shows that I can add that to my game instead of scoring with my feet.
“I could have had two easily. I had (a chance) in the second half when Ross put me in and I just lashed it.
“But next game I will turn that around.”
But Ings insisted an all-round team fitness, and some dogged defensive work, was just as vital to the outcome.
“Sheffield Wednesday is a tough place to go. We had the same last year where we got the lead and we had to defend it,” he added.
“We fought very well to get the result,” he said.
“We’ve been fantastic. We are so fit as a team and strong, we are playing some really attractive football and it’s paying off.
“The strikers get all the glory. It was all about the defenders and how hard they worked.
“Heats (Tom Heaton) in goal was fantastic and all the back four were phenomenal.
“It’s one of the toughest places to come in this league and we dug in, the same as we did last year and we got the result.”
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