Dyche wants support for Ings

Date published: Thursday 30th April 2015 5:19

Ings made his mark earlier in the season and netted nine Premier League goals by the middle of February in his maiden campaign in the top flight.

However, the 23-year-old has failed to score in his last nine matches and Burnley desperately need him to find the net again as they head to Upton Park four points from safety at the bottom of the table.

Dyche thinks the striker should not carry the burden himself, though, and he wants to see others chipping in during the club’s final four games as they bid to pull off an unlikely escape.

“It’s not just Danny, the team have to stand up,” Dyche said. “He’s certainly trying and that’s one of the key components – showing that willingness.

“It’s not a situation where you can just rely on one player. Of course he has scored goals this season and we know he has got goals in him.

“But that has to be reinforced with the team and how the team have the clarity to take chances well. It can’t just be on one person.”

Ashley Barnes and George Boyd are the only other Burnley players to have passed the five-goal mark so far this season.

Forward Sam Vokes, who is yet to find the net, has a “50-50” chance of making Saturday’s game, according to Dyche.

The Welshman is still struggling with the thigh injury that caused him to miss the 1-0 home defeat to Leicester last weekend.

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