Date: 20th March 2019 at 7:50am
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On loan Bournemouth centre-half Tyrone Mings has quickly become a revelation in the Claret and Blue and having shown plenty of promise during his early career, now he’s over his injury issues, Aston Villa are undoubtedly seeing the best from him.

Having arrived at the club back in the January transfer window, the 26-year-old has been quickly taken into our hearts given his composure on the ball and his effort, passion and determination. So much so in fact, that although Jack Grealish is now our recognised skipper following his injury return (with others out), when substituted recently he handed Mings the armband.

That should say everything about his role in the dressing room.

With Villa only having a ‘matching option’ on the player and not a straight buy clause, the March international break was always going to see transfer speculation return ahead of the summer, and without fail the Mirror didn’t disappoint in their paper edition last Sunday (p72) and with the usual lack of a source or attributable quote, they claim Southampton will try and spark a bidding war basically to secure his future.

The report makes assumptions you have to read into so I can’t be bothered to give it any credence.

Suffice to say Southampton are well stocked in defence, whether promotion happens this year or not, we’re on the rise again and Mings knows he’s already key to head coach Dean Smith’s plans and if he signs for us it’s his position to lose and possible vice captain at the very least.

As he’s said himself, he’s ‘just getting started’.

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