Burnley scout Hibs strikers Cummings and Malonga

BURNLEY have reportedly had Hibernian duo Jason Cummings and Dominique Malonga watched as they seek to bolster their strikeforce ahead of the new season.

Jason Cummings was the Scottish Championship's top goalscorer. Picture: Jane Barlow

With Danny Ings likely to leave Turf Moor and Ashley Barnes facing nine months out of action after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Sean Dyche will be keen to move swiftly to bring in more options up top and it is understood that the Clarets have scouted both Cummings and Malonga in their extensive search for attacking options.

Ings’ departure and the injury to Barnes would leave Burnley with Lukas Jutkiewicz, Marvin Sordell and Sam Vokes as the three experienced strikers, with 20-year-old Jason Gilchrist yet to feature for the first team.

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Cummings has scored 21 goals this season, 18 in the league alone as Hibs finished second in the Scottish Championship but lost to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership play-off semi-finals.

Dominique Malonga scored 16 goals for Hibs in all competitions last season. Picture: SNS

Malonga has chipped in with 16 in all competitions, netting 13 in the league despite appearing in the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Burnley were relegated from the English Premier League after winning just seven games and scoring 28 goals - the lowest ‘goals against’ total in the division. They finished 19th in the table, dropping down to the Championship along with Hull and QPR.