Ings back in contention - as is midfielder Jones

Striker Danny Ings is fit to face West Ham United at Turf Moor on Saturday (kickoff 3 p.m.) after a month out with a hamstring strain.

Thursday, 16th October 2014, 10:00 am
Fit again: Striker Danny Ings is ready to return to action

And midfielders David Jones and Nathaniel Chalobah are also available after thigh and windpipe problems respectively.

However, boss Sean Dyche will make late checks on Kieran Trippier (ankle), Dean Marney (hamstring) and Michael Keane (hamstring), while Matt Taylor’s Achilles injury, which has forced him out of the last four games, needs further investigation.

Ings has missed three games after coming off just before half-time in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, Jones and Marney have missed the last two, and Chalobah was ruled out of the trip to Leicester a fortnight ago after taking a blow to the throat in the U21 Premier League Cup clash with Hull City.

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Keane, meanwhile, came off in the first half of England Under 21s’ European Championship play-off first leg with Croatia last week, missing Tuesday’s second leg.

Dyche said: “It’s pretty good news really, Ingsy has had a good week, as has Jonah, and they both come back into contention.

“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 and we don’t think it’s too major.”

Sam Vokes’ recovery continues apace, but Taylor, however, is more of a concern: “He’s still struggling. We have to find out more about that one, it’s not settled down as we would have liked.”