Ings has scored 19 Championship goals and 25 in all competitions for the second-placed Clarets this campaign to notch the prize. He reserved special praise for his fellow Turf Moor striker Sam Vokes.
"Sam Vokes, my strike partner, has chipped in with a lot of goals too for a target man and I could talk about the team all night," he said.
"We have such a good team ethic and we work hard for each other which is why we have been successful."
In other awards, Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw beat Kevin McDonald of Wolves and Alex Pritchard from Swindon Town to the League One gong while Chesterfield winger Gary Roberts held off Rochdale's Scott Hogan and Sam Winnall of Scunthorpe United to be crowned League Two player of the year.
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