Date: 3rd March 2017 at 1:48pm
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AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is not phased by learning his new role with the Cherries, whilst playing against the Premier League elite.

Following the Cherries promotion to the Premier League in 2015, AFC Bournemouth broke their then transfer record to sign left back Tyrone Mings from Championship side Ipswich Town, for a fee in the region of £8million.

Prior to his 64 appearances for Ipswich between 2013 and 2015, Mings had been playing non league football for Yate Town and Chippenham Town.

His rise up the football league pyramid was rapid, but just minutes into his Premier League debut he suffered a devastating knee injury which would eventually sideline him for around 19 months.

Since returning from that injury, he has attempted to adopt a new role in the side, moving from left back to centre back and it has been in this position that he has been called upon following a shortage of players able to play the position within the Cherries squad.

Mings told

‘…My rise has been quite quick so the people that I’m playing against are also the people that I watched (on television). It doesn’t affect me one bit, I’m just trying to learn and implement myself on them.

‘If I start getting dazed when playing other opposition I’d probably start showing them too much respect…’

‘…The most important thing is that our 11 players are better than their 11 players. We have to go there and it will exactly the same task as we’ve faced in every other game, There are no easy games and obviously going to Old Trafford won’t be easy but we have to go there mentally ready, physically ready and implement our style on them.’

Your Say…

Rugby red wrote…

re: some thoughts
2 weeks ago Mings was not fit to wear the shirt(i am sure I have heard this before somewhere) – now playing really well
Midfield lightweight – Just watch them go in the run in
We are doomed – 3 or 4 wins and we will be planning the team for next year
people have opinions and are entitled to express them but lets keep it real or we will end up like those Leicester/ Newcastle/Sunderland lot – ‘we are a big team syndrome’
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