Clarets scout Hibernian strike pair Cummings and Malonga

Jason Cummings was the Scottish Championship's top goalscorer
Jason Cummings was the Scottish Championship's top goalscorer

Burnley have reportedly had Hibernian duo Jason Cummings and Dominique Malonga watched as they seek to bolster their strikeforce ahead of the new season.

With Danny Ings likely to leave Turf Moor and Ashley Barnes facing nine months out of action after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Sean Dyche will be keen to move swiftly to bring in more options up top and it is understood that the Clarets have scouted both Cummings and Malonga in their extensive search for attacking options.

Dominique Malonga scored 16 goals for Hibs in all competitions last season

Dominique Malonga scored 16 goals for Hibs in all competitions last season

Ings’ departure and the injury to Barnes would leave Burnley with Lukas Jutkiewicz, Marvin Sordell and Sam Vokes as the three experienced strikers, with 20-year-old Jason Gilchrist yet to feature for the first team.

Cummings has scored 21 goals this season, 18 in the league alone as Hibs finished second in the Scottish Championship but lost to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership play-off semi-finals.

Malonga has chipped in with 16 in all competitions, netting 13 in the league despite appearing in the Africa Cup of Nations in January.