Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes Danny Ings’ first call-up to the England U21’s is completely deserved, and thinks the call-up will help enhance the development of the striker.
The call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England U21 side has arose from his excellent performances for Burnley in the Championship, amassing an impressive 10 goals in 13 games so far this term.
Burnley are currently top of the Championship following four successive victories, with Ings and strike partner Sam Vokes being the main influential figures in the Clarets rise to the top
Ings has flourished since the departure of the now QPR striker Charlie Austin, and has now been granted the central striker role by Sean Dyche.
Dyche, the Championship manager of the month for September spoke of his delight in Ings’ call-up,
“I spoke to Gareth a month ago and made him aware of my thoughts on Danny, and he’s followed that up, Dyche told BBC Radio Lancashire.
I’m delighted he’s been recognised for his fine run of form and performances,”
“The England setup do their homework wisely and they’re aware of who’s out there. I promoted the fact that I think Danny is a very good young player who is learning and improving all the time.
“I know he [Southgate] and the England staff have been watching him on different occasions and Danny’s delivered performances to be recognised as a player who deserves the right to go into the Under-21 setup.”
Ings goes into an England side who are preparing to face San Marino and Lithuania in the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.