Tyrone Mings is swiftly becoming a fan favourite at Aston Villa, despite only joining on loan in January. Dean Smith swooped to snap up Mings from Bournemouth in January and he has drastically improved the Aston Villa defence.
Partnering Wolves loanee Kortney Hause, Mings has helped form a solid central defensive partnership, which has been the bedrock behind Aston Villa’s recent rise.
The Villans are now in fifth place after winning five consecutive games. And Mings played a key role in making it five in five against Blackburn Rovers yesterday.
Mings was solid at the back, dealing with Blackburn’s impressive attacking trio of Danny Graham, Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack.
The 26-year-old also got on the score-sheet with his second-half goal doubling Aston Villa’s lead on their way to a 2-1 win.
It was Mings’ second goal since his January loan switch from Bournemouth and Aston Villa fans want to see more of their defensive star.
After the game, Mings was inundated with praise on social media for his performance. Many Villa fans were calling for a permanent contract.
Here are some of the best tweets.
Get us promoted and sign a lifetime contract in the dressing room at Wembley!
— Kev (@Kevavfc1993) March 30, 2019
Proper club legend even on loan…hopefully permanent in summer 🙌🏻🤝
— Adam Williams (@adam_williams85) March 30, 2019
— Dan Bardell (@danbardell) March 30, 2019
Class as always mate
— Conor (@ConorAVFC_) March 30, 2019
I love you a lot
— Max Stokes (@villaontour_) March 30, 2019
Please please please sign for us in the summer 🙏🙏🙏🙏 you can become a legend at this club. You’re loved by all and an amazing player. Just stay and continue the journey 💜💙 🦁 #avfc
— マティーと世界🖤 (@MattyVsTheWorld) March 30, 2019
Well done young man, you are showing a great maturity with outstanding leadership qualities, watching you I’m reminded of club legend @Paulmcgrath5, keep up the great work towards the promised land of premier league. #UTV
— Paul Stokes (@gypsyslave63) March 30, 2019
You were immense (again), loved how you bossed all around you especially after the goal. MoTM and a real leaders display.
— Mark Ashmore (@mg_ashmore) March 30, 2019