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Danny Ings keeps proving doubters wrong

In a normal world we would have been enjoying the Euro’s but circumstances beyond our control means the tournament will have to be put on hold for another year.

If Euro 2020 would have gone ahead, there would have been one man who would surely have been part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad, Danny Ings.

The Winchester born 27-year-old is already a contender for the Golden Boot award, having hit 18 Premiership goals so far this season, after a brace against Watford at the weekend and is only one behind Jamie Vardy.

Ings started his career in the youth team at Southampton but was released as a schoolboy. Little did they know at the time that they would be calling for his services again in helping the Saints maintaining their stay in the Premiership.

The prolific striker had two seasons at near rivals Bournemouth back in 2009-11 where he made 27 appearances for the Cherries with seven goals to his name.

In between his time with Bournemouth he was sent out on an initial one-month loan to non-league side Dorchester Town, where he scored on his debut against Ebbsfleet United in a 2-1 home defeat. His loan spell was eventually extended by the Conference South side, with Ings grabbing a further three goals in eight more appearances.

In August 2011 Championship side Burnley secured his services. He went on to play 122 games, hitting the net 38 times. His impressive appearances for The Clarets was rewarded when he won the Championship Player Of The Year at the Football League Awards  in 2014.

A year later Ings joined Liverpool, making his debut in a 3-0 loss to West Ham at Anfield. In October Ings suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee and was ruled out for the rest of the season.

However, Ings proved the doubters and everybody wrong by making a quick recovery  and returned back to the side to feature in the final match of the season against West Brom.

Ings, has always had to fight of injuries in his career and suffered another setback when he damaged his right knee in a League Cup match against Tottenham that would require another spell on the sidelines, this time it was nine months.

In September 2017, Ings made his first appearance in 11 months since his injury when he came on as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City in the EFL Cup. He spent a total of four seasons at Anfield, making just 14 appearances with three goals scored.

Due to the form of Liverpool’s magnificent trio of Salah, Mane and Firmino, Ings felt disillusioned and requested a move away from Liverpool. Ings joined Southampton on an initial loan spell in August 2018, which eventually turned into a permanent move. Since the move back to his original club, Ings has scored twenty-five goals for the Saints and this season in particular has looked a classy forward.

One can’t deny that Ings is such an important player for the Saints. If he gets a chance, he rarely misses.  This is a sign of a quality striker.

When you consider the setbacks he has had to suffer- two really bad injuries- he has always come back a better player. He leads the line brilliantly, and at 27 has still got more years in him-injuries permitting.

Although, Euro 2020 will now be 2021 make no mistake that Danny Ings name will still be on everybody’s lips come next year when Southgate names his squad for the Euro’s.

Interested in finding out which players are due to be released from their Premier League clubs this summer?

See details here in link below:

https://247-football.com/2020/06/29/which-players-have-been-released-from-each-premier-league-club/

 

3 players Sheffield United should buy for promotion push

Sheffield United have been the Championship’s surprise package this season. After promotion from League One, the Blades won 12 from 17 which saw them in the automatic promotion spots and neck to neck with Wolves. However, one win in nine since then has seen them slip to seventh. So, which signings should the Blades make to fight for that double promotion?

  1. Jan Kirchhoff

Kirchhoff, a free agent who has plenty of Premier League experience with Sunderland, known for his amazing passing and tackling, and even won the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month. He would cost nothing for Chris Wilder, and would also not only help fight to get to the Premier League, but would also be a massive boost in staying there.

2. Danny Ings

Ings, a well known player for Liverpool who has been out of action for a while with injury and is finding it next to impossible getting into Liverpool’s XI. However, he has proven that he is a goalscorer in the Championship and Premier League, and so would be a massive boost to Sheffield United and would give competition, or even a partnership, with Billy Sharp or Leon Clarke.

3. Jack Colback

The Newcastle United man is out of favour with Rafa Benitez and is barely getting any game time, and would not cost a lot. But his experience, with Newcastle United and Sunderland in both divisions, and still plenty of years left in him at just 28, would be pivotal in guiding the Blades to Premier League promotion and Premier League survival.

Sheffield United fans would you like to see Kirchoff, Ings and Colback at Bramhall Lane this month? Let us know in the comments section…