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Burnley have no fears over striker Danny Ings
9:48am Friday 3rd January 2014 in Football
BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche insists he does not fear the January transfer window, after receiving assurances from the board that there is no pressure to sell to balance the books.
The Clarets reported a £7.6m loss for the last financial year, although a chunk of that was recovered by the summer sale of Charlie Austin.
Danny Ings has filled the goalscoring void by netting 19 times for high flying Burnley, leading him to be tracked by a number of Premier League and top end Championship clubs in the first half of the season.
But with chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick expecting to break even this season they have stressed there is no need for further sales to balance the books.
"The club have made the financial position clear but they've also made clear that we're solid financially," said Dyche.
"We haven't got bucket loads of money to spend, which is why we carry a small squad, but we're in a solid position so I think there are some wise men who run the club and they'll deal with the situation as appropriate if and when.
"But there have been no calls to me."
Asked if he fears a big offer for Ings, who scored twice in the 3-2 New Year's Day win over Huddersfield Town, Dyche added: "I don't worry about any of that sort of stuff because how can I do anything about it - if someone wishes to make a big offer it's their prerogative."
With 19 goals for the Clarets, and two for the England Under 21s, Ings has attracted plenty of attention.
"There were a lot of questions last season over the use of him, where he was playing, it's all part of his development. He played wide, he played inside, as a number 10. He's certain playing with freedom, that's definitely what we offer him," said Dyche.
"People say we play an old fashioned 4-4-2. I'd like to see him as an old fashioned player, he's not like the ones I used to clod-hop and nudge and smash and get smashed. I don't remember too many of him around!
"He's a very good player, he's learning and he's got a great desire to learn."
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