Aston Villa announced on Saturday morning that Tyrone Mings is the new club captain, and unsurprisingly a number of Villa fans were quick to share their thoughts on the news via social media.
Villa had an opening for a new permanent club captain after Jack Grealish sealed a £100m move to Manchester City earlier this month.
Where will Villa finish this season?
Mings skippered Villa in 12 successive Premier League games last season when his England team-mate was out injured, and he has now taken the armband on a full-time basis under Dean Smith. The 28-year-old still has three years remaining on his Midlands deal and is eight appearances shy of reaching 100 for Villa.
His first game as permanent captain came against Watford on Saturday, with Villa slipping to an opening weekend defeat at Vicarage Road, but the defender still gave a decent performance as he won six duels against the Hornets.
Villa fans react
Villa shared the news on Mings on their official Twitter page. Here is what these Villa supporters had to say in reply, with one labelling the update as ‘excellent’.
“Things we love to see”
“ahh finally they announced it!! so happy”
“It would be impossible for someone to deserve it more than Mings does. Everything a captain should be, one of the best leaders the club has had in years. Excellent news, this.”
“Filed under: things you love to see”
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