Bournemouth's Anton Robinson hails striker Danny Ings

Bournemouth striker Danny Ings

Ings is a product of the Bournemouth youth system

Bournemouth's Anton Robinson has praised striker Danny Ings for how he has handled the pressure of being Josh McQuoid and Brett Pitman's replacement.

Ings, 18, has scored five goals in 18 starts since McQuoid and Pitman left the club earlier this season.

"Danny's fantastic. People were on his back expecting him to fill Brett and Josh's boots and that's a lot of pressure," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"He's come through that now and he's a massive player for us at the moment."

McQuoid, 21, was the Cherries' top scorer this season with 12 goals before signing for Millwall in January while Pitman, 23, joined Bristol City last summer having scored 62 goals in 197 first-team appearances for the club.

Ings bagged the second goal in Saturday's 2-0 win at Notts County with Robinson, 25, scoring the opener to help move the Cherries up to sixth in the table and end their winless run of eight league games.

"Hopefully we can kick on now and cement that play-off place because that's what our aim is," said the ex-Weymouth midfielder.

"There's been a lot of pressure on us recently and a lot of people have been doubting us and saying the wheels have come off but we've got strong characters in this team.

"Hopefully from this win we can bounce back and try to get back to back wins and keep putting pressure on teams in front of us."