AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings believes he is learning with every appearance in the Premier League.
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.
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.
His start against West Brom in the absence of Cherries captain Simon Francis was his sixth Premier League appearance of the season and fourth in the starting XI.
Mings told afcb.co.uk…
‘I’m learning every game, I do a lot of work with the manager analysing the performances.
‘Every game’s been different; from Manchester City last time to a physical game coming here (at West Brom). I’m trying to take something from every game…’
‘…You look at the two goals and they were such poor goals to give away, especially after us going 1-0 up. We needed to get through to half time, settle into the game and go again.
‘They’re very fine margins but at least we can take heart that we weren’t outplayed and gave a good account of ourselves.’
Coming back to full fitness and regaining confidence – thought he was starting to look like a class act (against West Brom). If he continues to progress along these lines he will be a regular in central defence. – Join the conversation here.
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