In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Howey, who made 278 appearances during his career, believes that the amount of injuries that Danny Ings sustains is what holds him back from a move to a bigger club.
Ings has experienced a move to a top club once already in his career when he left Burnley to join Liverpool, however, injuries hampered his time there where he only managed 25 appearances in three seasons.
Last season Ings was able to stay injury-free and he showcased what he’s capable of as he scored 22 goals which saw him finish as the Premier League’s second top scorer, only behind Jamie Vardy.
Speaking on why Ings must be a strong player mentally and how injuries are holding him back from making that next step in his career, Howey told FFC exclusively:
“I think sometimes when you have an injury, players come back mentally stronger and there’s no doubting his mental strength and he’s also a quality player.
“If he wasn’t injured as often as he was, I think, without being disrespectful to Southampton, he would be at a bigger club.”
This season Ings hasn’t been as effective in front of goal managing just 10 goals in 25 Premier League games which has seen Southampton tumble down the table.