Aston Villa gave themselves a top-six lifeline at the weekend when they thumped Derby County 4-0 in the Championship.
It offered a timely reminder of the quality that Villa possess and with games coming up against teams around them, it is impossible to curb any play-off talk just yet.
It will take a remarkable run to see them gatecrash the end of season lottery.
Dean Smith does boast one of the best squads in the division, however, and they cannot be ruled out.
Defensively the team was strengthened in the January transfer window.
Tyrone Mings was added on loan from Bournemouth and he has quickly developed a close bond with supporters.
The 25-year-old has played six games for the Villans netting one goal for the club.
Yesterday, Mings took to Twitter to show his dedication to the Villa cause by posting a somewhat cryptic tweet, which read:
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) March 5, 2019
In using the term ‘Just getting started’, Villa fans will naturally be curious as to what he means.
Could this be Mings’ way of claiming that he wants to stay at Villa Park beyond this season, despite only being with the club for a short period of time?
Time might tell what the tweet means but it has certainly got Villa fans excited at the prospect of Mings sticking around.
We rounded up the best responses to the central defender following his latest update…
Love you to sign for us next season!! You are a strong, positive, fantastic player. Just what we need #utv
— Sam 💕 (@SamPennells) March 5, 2019
Tyrone Mings my lord 😜
— ｓｅｂ (@SebViIIa) March 5, 2019
Superb! Positional sense, composure, reader. But best of all a leader. Vocal. Even I hear him. Captain for definite. He’s very much a Laursen without the knees and better distribution. Sign Mr Mings. ✍🏽 play for folklore.
— The Villa Decree (@TheVillaDecree) March 5, 2019
Has to be number 1 target in the summer blokes immense a pleasure to watch
— Ashley Buswell (@BuswellAshley) March 5, 2019
I was waxing lyrical in the Holte end on Saturday about your passes from the back. You’ve been superb, be great to sign you up UTV
— Dean Edwards (@deanb63) March 5, 2019
i think someone has fallen for the villa, welcome to the chosen
— rob mahony (@rob_mahony) March 5, 2019
Class act 🤤
— JoshuaWager. (@Joshalfiewager) March 5, 2019
Hope you are with us for a long long time.👍#utv
— An Edwardian gentleman. (@EEEdwards1905) March 5, 2019
If that’s not a please sign me sign I don’t know what is !!!! @OfficialTM_3 has to be made permanent in the summer
— Justin (@JUSTIN180676) March 5, 2019
I was going to say you can be the next John Terry, but I am not going to because I believe you can be even better !!! ( if you stay at Villa ) 👍
— World Football chat (@BillyWhiz) March 5, 2019
Hope your looking forward to Sunday as much as us lot.
— Sheldon (@CS_UTV) March 5, 2019
— Sam (@s4myoung) March 5, 2019