Burnley defender Kieran Trippier says that the club must keep hold of striker Danny Ings at any cost at least until the end of the campaign.
The 22-year-old is one of the hot properties in the Premier League after having scored seven goals in just 19 matches this campaign. The English striker is also capable of playing in the hole. This versatility has made him the target for clubs like Newcastle United.Trippier’s form was a major reason behind only getting promoted to the Premier League last season.
After struggling with the form for most of the first half of the season, Burnley manager Sean Dyche once again decided to revert back to the attacking formation withTrippier at the forefront of chance creation.
This switch has worked wonders as the club have been able to get out of the relegation zone with some crucial victories – especially with some of them coming against teams around them in the table. The recent 1-0 win over Southampton brought an end of three matches without a win. Since then, Burnley are without a win in the last three and will be going into the game against Newcastle looking to hold on to Ings.
Trippier says that the January transfer window will prove crucial for the club.“It’s massive, Danny is a massive part of our team. He’s been here a few years now and is doing really well but it’s massive to keep hold of him.He’s enjoying his football here, he likes it here, and that’s the main thing, we just need him to keep doing well for the team and the club,” said Trippier, who may find himself in the shop window if he continues this impressive form. The 24-year-old defender has one assist to his name this campaign. He has featured in all the league games so far.