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Ings does not need a break this summer indicates Burnley's Dyche

Burnley manager Sean Dyche does not believe Danny Ings needs to step away from football for a break this summer.

The 21-year old is a key figure in Gareth Southgate's England U21 side and is expected to represent his country at the U21 European Championships in the Czech Republic at the end of the Premier League season.

The issue of younger players requiring a break from the game has come up recently with talk of Tottenham's Harry Kane sidestepping the tournament with the Young Lions but Dyche does not feel Ings has the need to miss out.

"Breaks at 22? In my holidays I used to go out in a field and play football when I was 17, 18, 19, 20, a bit of five-a-side with my mates," the former Chesterfield, Millwall and Watford defender said.

"I don't over-think the idea of having these long breaks. I think they'll be all right at 22.

"I am sure these people are educated and savvy enough with sports science etcetera to make sure these players have some downtime before they go into any tournament or event, and look at it wisely. I trust in the professionalism of the national team as well as our own."

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