AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has praised defender Tyrone Mings’ recent performances against Birmingham and Manchester City.
Mings was once AFC Bournemouth’s record signing, making the move to Dean Court in a reported £8million move.
A serious knee injury brought an end to his first Premier League season with the Cherries and he has since adopted a centre back role, rather than the left back role he featured in for Ipswich.
This has left him competing with both Steve Cook and Nathan Ake for a starting birth.
However following an impressive performance in the EFL Cup against Birmingham, Mings made a Premier League start against Manchester City in a back three alongside both Cook and Ake.
Both Ake and Simon Francis remain doubtful for the trip to Arsenal, which could see Mings start for a third consecutive game.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘I thought Tyrone did very well against Manchester City. He carried on his form from the Birmingham game where he really was very good. I thought he deserved his start.
‘He is a big part of our squad and did himself no harm at all with that performance…’
‘…He’s a great age, physically he is excellent and he is slightly different to what we have. Technically, he is very good and athletically he is good so I’m really pleased for him.
‘The best is yet to come from him…’
With Ake and Mings putting good performances in as individuals recently, would or could they work together? Which would move right? Would be interesting to see. – Join the conversation here.
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