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19-05-2015, 04:55 PM
England Under-21s captain Jack Butland believes Three Lions team-mate Danny Ings can bounce back after Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League.

The pair were on opposing sides at the weekend, with the Stoke City goalkeeper producing a string of saves to deny Ings what is likely to have been a final goal for the Clarets at Turf Moor.

Ings is out of contract at Burnley in the summer and has been linked with a move away at the end of the campaign, with boss Sean Dyche admitting he's unlikely to be able to keep the striker at the Lancashire club.

England Under-21s striker Danny Ings during training at St. George
Ings will be hoping to be in Southgate's squad for this summer's Euro Finals

And having trained and played with the 22-year-old on the international stage, Butland believes there’s a bright future in store for the former AFC Bournemouth man.

"He’s a natural goalscorer and if you give him the service he’ll put the ball in the back of the net,” said Butland.

"He knows wher

19-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Butland, secretary Danny Ings' Fan Club?

19-05-2015, 07:17 PM
They seemed pretty pally chatting together after the game t'other day

20-05-2015, 05:20 AM
What a great load of crap.

"The pair were on opposing sides at the weekend, with the Stoke City goalkeeper producing a string of saves to deny Ings ... "

Two powderpuff shots that were straight at him.

"He’s a natural goalscorer ... "

Couldn't be further from the truth.

20-05-2015, 07:52 AM
That seems like one of those interviews where its a challenge to get in as many cliches as possible.

The natural goalscorer bit is laughable. Definitely a one in three striker which will hurt him if he indeed goes to a top six/seven side.

20-05-2015, 08:34 AM
Wonder if some of the harse replies are tainted by the fact that it looks like Danny won't be with us next season!

PS - if he's not a natural goalscorer then he did damn well to score all those goals last season in the Championship!

20-05-2015, 08:55 AM
Nothing to do with the fact he's leaving, it's based on his performances over all his seasons with us rather than the one he had a blinder in.

Ever heard of Marcus Stewart?

Would you say he's a 'natural goal scorer' based on this year's performances?

20-05-2015, 10:07 AM
If I'm about right Marcus Stewart played around 567 league games in his career, many of which were in the lower leagues and scored 199 league goals.

That's an average of 0.29 goals per game.

Danny Ings has played around 120 league games in his career, most of which have been in the top two tiers of English football for Burnley and has scored 44 league goals.

That's an average of 0.29 goals per game.

Those figures may not be 100% correct but they probably are and if so I don't quite get where you are coming from with "have you heard of Marcus Stewart"?

I've heard of Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo ……..

20-05-2015, 10:15 AM
75% of statistics are useless.

Try to look into his one season where he scored 19 in the championship.

Thats where I'm coming from. If you think Danny Ings is clinical or a natural goalscorer then you've missed 3 seasons of his four in the top two divisions.

There's no doubting Ings class but he is far from someone who I would call a natural goalscorer like Phillips, Fowler, Solskjaer, Austin, etc.

20-05-2015, 10:18 AM
75% of statistics are useless????


Thanks Danny for all of those goals in the Championship but they and the 10 this season were useless.

20-05-2015, 10:25 AM
Whoosh. XD

20-05-2015, 10:35 AM
Agree with Darthlaw. Not a natural goalscorer like Austin et al.

20-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Seems to have struggled in front of goal since coming back from injury towards the end of last season, when he got visibly frustrated with himself. Possibly not having a partner banging them in alongside him has put additional pressure on him also. But would agree that even at his best he is not a predatory finisher.