Clarets ace Ings: Let’s make amends for Turf agony

Danny Ings

Danny Ings

First published in Football

TOP scorer Danny Ings is ready to get back on the Championship goal trail in Sunday’s derby, and make up for the one that got away.

The striker looked set to grab a last-minute winner in the first meeting with Blackburn Rovers, at Turf Moor in September, only to be brought down by Lee Williamson.

The midfielder had been on the pitch for only a minute, for what was his first appearance of the season.

But his decisive intervention stopped Ings from having the chance to end Burnley’s 34-year win over, and the 21-year-old is out to make amends this weekend.

“I was gutted last time we played them it was a good game and I thought we did really well at home, and then obviously I got tripped in the last minute,” said Ings, who came on as a substitute for the England under 21 team in their 1-0 win over Wales last night.

“I couldn’t stay on my feet, which I really wanted to because I was bursting through on goal.

“To be fair it was clever from the lad doing it.

“But hopefully we can put that right.

“It would mean a lot to me personally and it would mean a lot to the fans as well. It’s a huge game.”

Although Ings is going through his longest spell of the season without scoring – albeit only four games – he goes into Sunday’s showdown at Ewood Park as one half of one of the most feared strike partnerships in the country.

And Ings insists they have no plans to ease off.

“We’ve done well for each other this year, we’ve both scored a good amount of goals – but there’s so much more to get, and hopefully we can get them,” said the former Bournemouth striker, who wants to follow Vokes’ lead from last season and add a derby goal to his 24-goal repertoire this term.

“Sam’s got a goal in the derby.

“Hopefully he can add to his, and hopefully we can get a couple each and win the game.”

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11:17am Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

We've been cheated out of the last two derby games having proven ourselves to be the better team.

Blackburn have had the most amazing luck in recent seasons but even that same good fortune this time around won't help them against Sean Dyche's Claret's. We are a different beast altogether after the recent run of wins against top opposition, and there is complete belief within this team of outstanding players that we can go on and achieve something special. The 3 points on Sunday therefore mean so much more to us given that Blackburn's season is now over.

This Burnley team are fitter, stronger, faster, better organised and more resilient than any other in the league. We have lost the fewest games and have the best defensive record. Blackburn are struggling for goals and have conceded more than they've scored this season.

It's time to finally put the arrogant ones out of their misery and look to finish this fantastic season in the best way possible.

COME ON YOU CLARETS!
We've been cheated out of the last two derby games having proven ourselves to be the better team. Blackburn have had the most amazing luck in recent seasons but even that same good fortune this time around won't help them against Sean Dyche's Claret's. We are a different beast altogether after the recent run of wins against top opposition, and there is complete belief within this team of outstanding players that we can go on and achieve something special. The 3 points on Sunday therefore mean so much more to us given that Blackburn's season is now over. This Burnley team are fitter, stronger, faster, better organised and more resilient than any other in the league. We have lost the fewest games and have the best defensive record. Blackburn are struggling for goals and have conceded more than they've scored this season. It's time to finally put the arrogant ones out of their misery and look to finish this fantastic season in the best way possible. COME ON YOU CLARETS! look up blackburn
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4:16pm Thu 6 Mar 14

makaveli96 says...

How can you expect to beat the PREMIERSHIP CHAMPIONS of 95?
How can you expect to beat the PREMIERSHIP CHAMPIONS of 95? makaveli96
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