I thought Ings would've been worth a start against Bordeaux, no doubt he'd have been up for it. He's more of a known quantity than Origi and known for his tenacity and workrate which are not bad ingredients for an away fixture you'd like to win but wouldn't cry if you took a point. I guess Origi's time in France and familiarity with the environment and opponents might have swayed BR but that could be seen to work either way.
I wasn't thrilled by his signing but I'd like to see Ings given a fair crack at playing off/around Benteke. Benteke is capable of occupying defenders and bringing others into play but he's been regrettably isolated. Ings has the workrate to get into attacking positions but he can also contribute by defending from the front. For me Ings would probably be competing with Firmino for a starting spot in the short term. We've got no way of knowing how promising Firmino is looking in training, but whoever starts I'd be telling them to give it hell for an hour with a view to subbing the other on with fresh legs. I realise BR may yet play Benteke in a Todd Malone role, but I don't want to see that again as a plan A unless our style of play is radically altered to suit with plenty of runners breaking forward from midfield and I don't think we've got the pace for that.