Danny Ings: Burnley striker 'out for short spell' with ankle injury

Burnley will be without top goalscorer Danny Ings for "a short spell" because of an ankle problem.

Striker Ings, the Championship's Player of the Year, was injured in the 3-3 draw at Birmingham on 12 March.

"It's good news - a pretty straight-forward ligament injury," manager Sean Dyche told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Danny Ings

Danny Ings beat Leicester's Danny Drinkwater and Ross McCormack of Leeds to win the Championship's Player of the Year award

The 21-year-old has scored 25 goals this season and his partnership with Sam Vokes has been key to Burnley's rise to second in the table.

The Clarets have a 10-point cushion between themselves and third-placed Derby with 10 games to play.

Dyche continued: "It's still going to be a bit of time but not what we thought. There's nothing sinister, that's the main thing. We're quite happy and Danny's happy."

Ings endured an injury-plagued start to his career at Turf Moor after joining from Bournemouth for a reported fee of around £1m in 2011, suffering two serious knee injuries.

But he has flourished in 2013-14 and has also gained international recognition with England's Under-21 side.