Burnley on lookout for loan striker to cover Danny Ings absence

Burnley's Danny Ings scores the opening goal during the match against Bolton on August 3, 2013
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Burnley will attempt to secure a loan signing if top scorer Danny Ings has to miss an extended period with ankle ligament damage.

Burnley will attempt to secure a loan signing if top scorer Danny Ings has to sit out for an extended period with ankle ligament damage.

Ings, who won the Championship's Player of the Year award on Sunday night, picked up the injury last week against Birmingham City and missed out against Leeds United on Saturday.

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Ings is expected to miss the rest of the month at least and Burnley want to bring in cover before the emergency loan window closes next Thursday, March 28.

"We have to look for a replacement if it's more serious or worse than expected," said Burnley co-chairman John Banaszkiewicz.

"We are in the market for loans for cover, with not many games left to play.

"The manager and recruitment staff are really focusing on that before next week's deadline."

Ings's absence should pave the way for an extended run in the team for Ashley Barnes, who replaced him alongside Sam Vokes against Leeds.

Ings and Vokes have 38 league goals between them this season, helping Burnley to second in the Championship and 10 points clear of the chasing pack in the hunt for automatic promotion.

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