Arfield: Ings will be big miss

Date published: Wednesday 13th May 2015 1:05

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Burnley were relegated on Saturday despite a 1-0 win at Hull City, but Arfield is confident that their stay in the Championship will be a brief one.

Arfield told Sky Sports News HQ: “Overall, it is very disappointing but I think we gave a good account of ourselves this season.

“It was terrible after the game at Hull and the manager came in and said ‘Okay that’s it, we need to keep going for the next two games and next season we are going to go that wee bit harder to get back up here. Once you have a had a taste of the biggest league in the world you want to get back here as soon as possible.”

Ings, who is out of contract this summer, has been heavily linked with a move away and Arfield says he does not expect him to be part of the squad next season.

“I think Danny is a fantastic player and he’s out of contract this summer so I don’t think he is going to be with us next season,” said the former Scotland U21 international.

“Together with Sam Vokes they were on fire last season and really took us to the next level and got us over the line. This season, Vokes has been injured obviously but since he’s come back he’s been great, but there’s no question that Danny will be sorely missed if he moves on.

“But I think the majority of the squad will still be here next season. The way the players come in and talk about the club every day and the buzz to come in every day in training.

“The boys that are in contract know it’s a fantastic place to be and we want to get back to what we did last season and get back to the Premier League.

“The bigger picture is massive and I think what the gaffer has instilled is that belief to go and attack teams and the freedom to go out and play. It’s a manager you want to play under and the longer he stays at the football club, I’m sure it will be in really good hands.”

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