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Potential consequences: West Brom move for Tyrone Mings

Potential consequences: West Brom move for Tyrone Mings

West Bromwich Albion may have the best goalscoring record in the Championship, but they could do with reinforcing their backline.

For Darren Moore’s to maintain their push for automatic promotion, rather than having to go through the playoffs, they should look to strengthen their defence.

Despite having a solid pairing in Ahmed Hegazi and Craig Dawson, more strength in depth is required.

According to The Sun, Tyrone Mings could be heading to West Brom from Bournemouth on a six-month loan, once Chris Mepham completes his move from Brentford.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the potential consequences of the deal…

Mings strengthens defence

West Brom have scored 55 goals so far this season, more than any other side in the division. However, out of the top 10 sides in the Championship, they have conceded the joint highest too, alongside Norwich City with 35.

This shows that defensive reinforcement is required, and this is something that Mings could provide, having had experience of dealing with the world’s best strikers in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old has not had the best luck with injuries at Bournemouth, making just seven appearances all together this season.

If he can stay fit and help to prevent a few more goals going in The Baggies’ net, that could certainly help West Brom on their way back to the Premier League.

A return to three at the back?

Moore flirted with the 3-4-1-2 formation in the early months of the season, using a back-three that was flanked by Kieran Gibbs and Matt Phillips.

The left-centre-back role was never really nailed down, with Kyle Bartley and Tosin Adarabioyo each giving it a go, but neither cemented their spot in the position.

Bringing in Mings, a player perfect for the left-side of the back-three, could signal a return to that system or that at least that Moore is certainly considering it.

A right-wing-back role may not allow Phillips the greatest amount of leeway to use his remarkable attacking ability, however, if it can help the team in their quest to return to the top-flight at the first time of asking, he would surely be willing to help the side.

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