Ings and Jones handed Burnley double injury boost

16 October 2014 11:58

​Influential Burnley duo Danny Ings and David Jones are in line to return from injury in Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Ham.

England Under-21 striker Ings – who plundered 20 goals last term to propel the Lancashire club back into the top flight – has missed the last three games with a hamstring problem and midfielder Jones has been absent for two matches.

But both are now in contention to slot straight back into manager Sean Dyche’s starting XI as Burnley go in search of a first Premier League win of the season when West Ham head north to Turf Moor this weekend.

“It’s pretty good news really, Ingsy has had a good week, as has Jonah, and they both come back into contention,” Dyche told The Burnley Express.

The Burnley boss is also keeping a close eye on the fitness of Michael Keane (hamstring), Dean Marney (hamstring) and Kieran Trippier (ankle), but looks likely to again be without former West Ham midfielder Matt Taylor (Achilles).

He added: “We will wait and see with Tripps, but he is moving reasonably well.

“He’s not trained with us, but is moving well and we’ll find out more before Saturday.

“Dean Marney has had a good week but is still touch and go, and Michael Keane is a minor thing, we’ve had a report back from England [Under-21s] and we don’t think it’s too major.”