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Aston Villa’s Danny Ings is “born again” under Emery

Aston Villa have already reaped huge benefits from Unai Emery’s short tenure at the club…

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As per journalist Dean Jones, one man in particular has benefitted from the Spaniard’s arrival.

Danny Ings had struggled for goals this season under Steven Gerrard, however since his sacking has stepped up for the new boss.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones thinks both player and manager are working in tandem to create this good form: “He’ll be loving what Danny Ings has brought so far. I think Ings is kind of born again now that he’s got a new lease of life, he wanted this opportunity to thrive at Aston Villa and he’s going to get it.

“I think that’s great, and it’s something that he will embrace.”

Struck gold

Although it seemed like his move to Villa Park was destined to fail after his poor start, it seems the Midlands outfit are finally starting to see the marksman who has been a consistent Premier League goalscorer throughout his career.

Having scored just once this season under Gerrard, he underwent an eight-game drought before he could score again.

However, following his brace in their thrashing of Brentford, the 30-year-old now has four goals in his last four games.

Signing for £25m, there was huge pressure on his shoulders to free Ollie Watkins from holding the majority of the goalscoring burden given how he had performed at Southampton.

He had previously scored 46 times in just 100 appearances for the south coast outfit.

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His proficiency at St Mary’s led writer Leanne Prescott to label him a “tireless worker and a really clinical finisher” after he had seemingly put his injury woes aside.

Although it didn’t seem like it at first, Gerrard actually might have struck gold for his former club, handing over a lethal striker to a coach boasting untold pedigree.

It is likely that any success Emery has at his new club, the £120k-per-week man will be at the heart of it.