No sign-Ings for Clarets
Burnley boss Eddie Howe does not expect to bring in attacking reinforcements following Danny Ings' latest injury setback.
Ings will be out for between three to six months after discovering he needs cartilage surgery on his left knee having been ruled for a large portion of last season due to crucial ligament damage to his right knee. The 20-year-old's enforced absence leaves Charlie Austin, Martin Paterson and Sam Vokes as the Clarets' senior forwards - the latter two will miss Tuesday night's Capital One Cup tie against Port Vale due to international commitments. When asked whether a new arrival would be in the offing, Howe said: "In an ideal world, probably yes, but I think where we are at the moment, no. Finances will dictate that we'll probably go with what we've got." Howe retains his belief that Ings, a player he helped to bring through the ranks at Bournemouth, can reach the pinnacle of the game once his injury problems are behind him. He added: "He's a top player and I think he's going to develop into a top class player - a Premier League player in my opinion. So we've just got to stick with him, get him right again and do all we can to help him."