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Rodgers tips in-form Danny Ings for England recall

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has tipped in-form Southampton forward Danny Ings for a recall to the England squad.

Rodgers signed Ings during his time as Liverpool manager and watched as his former player scored the winner to down his Foxes side last weekend, the 27-year-old hitting his 14th Premier League goal of the season as Southampton secured a shock 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Ten of those goals have come in Ings’ last 11 league fixtures, the striker hitting a prolific run of form to ease the Saints’ relegation worries and spark talk of a potential recall to Gareth Southgate’s England side.

Ings earned his sole cap for the national side during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania over four years ago, though Rodgers is in no doubt the former Burnley player is deserved of a call-up for the forthcoming international fixtures against Italy and Denmark in March.

On whether Ings deserves an England recall, Rodgers said: “Yeah.

“When he was at his best in and around Liverpool he was certainly a player for that there. I would definitely say he would be in consideration for that.

“Danny has always been an outstanding player. He has an eye for goal, wants to run in behind. His goal was (typical) Danny Ings, really. Off the shoulder, in behind and he finishes it really well.

“He just needs to keep the consistency and availability and he’ll show he’s one of the best strikers about.”

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