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We can beat anyone says Ings
DANNY Ings believes Burnley are proving they can beat anybody after they followed recent league results with a cup triumph over Nottingham Forest in midweek.
The Clarets have surprised many with 17 points from their opening eight fixtures in the Championship this term, winning at Leeds on Saturday, and currently sit second in the table.
They have also now progressed to the last 16 of the League Cup after Tuesday's 2-1 home win over Forest, who are regarded as one of the favourites for promotion to the Premier League.
Ings scored both goals a the Clarets came from 1-0 down to triumph, and the striker says the confidence among the squad is now such that they are confident they can defeat whoever they face.
“We’re showing everybody out there now that we can beat anybody,” Ings said.
“To be honest our mentality at the moment is very strong.
“It’s very hard to win every week. You’re going to have ups and downs.
“But at the moment we’re on an up and we want to keep going and not have many bad moments.
“I think we can do that because we’ve got such a good mentality at the moment.”
Ings’ brace against Forest took his tally to nine goals in only 11 games this season.
Last term Charlie Austin became the first Burnley player in 37 years to score 10 before the end of September, but a goal in Saturday's home game against Charlton would see Ings repeat that feat.
“I’d probably take the team winning over me scoring goals but it’s good to do both,” Ings said.
“It’s a bonus and I’m happy with that. The header on Tuesday meant more to me than the other one, although people will probably think the first one was better.
“I’m not the biggest striker in the world so it’s good to get a header.
“I had a few chances before the first. There was one I completely shanked wide, which was quite embarrassing.
“So it was good to turn it around, stay confident and get that goal.”
Brian Stock came off the bench to impress against Forest after Dean Marney was forced off with injury before half time.
And Ings believes the contribution of the Welsh international highlights the quality of the Clarets’ match-day squad.
“That shows how good our squad is at the moment,” said Ings.
“For a player like Brian Stock to come on, he's fantastic and he showed that.”
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