Dyche: No approach for Ings

The English striker, who has scored six goals this season, is out of contract in the summer but is currently in talks over a new deal with the club.??

Dyche expects him to stay at Turf Moor despite reported interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle.

The Clarets boss said: “It’s an ongoing negotiation, like it is with a lot of players. We get on well with his agent, and that’s an important thing as well.

“Everyone knows where it is and that’s always been the case. We try and be open and honest in our dealings with players and we’ve certainly been that with him. Where it takes us, we’ll see.

“We’re quite secure. The good side of not spending millions and millions of pounds – we’ve spent a few quid by Burnley standards, but not by the Premier League market – is that we’re in a good place financially.

“We’re not under any questions of any of our players going out of the building. We’re looking to recruit ones that can come in and help us to move forward.”

Burnley moved out of the relegation zone with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers last weekend and face another close rival, Crystal Palace, on Saturday.

Dyche has stuck with broadly the same team all season and named an identical side for six games in a row over Christmas and new year.

He said: “With the run over Christmas and the amount of games we played there, the same team was operating two and three days apart.

“The team we put out against Tottenham last time was the strongest team we could field because of injury and illness. That will be the same again. It’s nothing to do with overthinking the games around us.

“We want to win the game. We’ve had a nice little run of performances and we’ve been getting rewards from our performances.

“But the team’s not just rolled out, I can assure you. There’s a lot of work goes into each performance and a lot of detail to make sure they have the best chance to go and operate again.

“We know the physical stats, the training volume. So if someone we think is really on the edge of their physical capacity, then there’ll be a decision to make. So far they’ve been really good with it.”

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