Ings claims last place - just the manager to choose

Last updated : 02 July 2014 By Tony Scholes

Blake claimed the first striker position in last week's vote, but the second vote, which started on Saturday, became a battle between Ings and former Claret Jay Rodriguez.

Jay Rod took an early lead but was soon overtaken by last season's goalscorer who then, at no stage, relinquished first place and went on to win it with 45.6% of the vote with Rodriguez winning 32.2% to come second.

There is some real talent and some outstanding goalscoring ability who didn't come close, and that highlights the strength we've had in this position over the ten year period.

Charlie Austin was third with a 7.1% share of the vote, just ahead of Ings' current partner Sam Vokes who received 6.8%. Steven Fletcher, our marquee signing ahead of our first Premier League season won 3.5% with Ade Akinbiyi, with 1.1%, the only other player to go above one.

The rest were Andy Gray, Martin Paterson, Steven Thompson and Ashley Barnes (all 0.5%), Ian Moore, Gifton Noel-Williams and Chris Iwelumo (0.4%),  David Nugent (0.3%) and Kyle Lafferty (0.1%).

That's it - the team is: Tom Heaton, Kieran Trippier, Gary Cahill, Jason Shackell, Ben Mee, Wade Elliott, Dean Marney, David Jones, Scott Arfield, Robbie Blake and Danny Ings.

The seven substitutes, selected from the best runners up are: Brian Jensen, John McGreal, Danny Fox, Graham Alexander, Chris Eagles, Jay Rodriguez and Charlie Austin.

All we need now is a manager, and for the next three days you can make your choice from five. Steve Cotterill (2004-2007), Owen Coyle (2007-2010), Brian Laws (2010), Eddie Howe (2011-2012) and current boss Sean Dyche.

You can vote via the front page or the VOTING POLLS page until the end of Friday. Will it be a close vote again?