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Aston Villa: Gareth Southgate set to watch Tyrone Mings

Aston Villa: Gareth Southgate set to watch Tyrone Mings

England manager Gareth Southgate will be at Villa Park tonight as Dean Smith’s men face Everton, as reported by The Birmingham Mail.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton has already been included in his past squads, while captain Jack Grealish is also somebody who has been touted to eventually get himself into the international fold.

However, Southgate could reportedly be looking at a slightly more surprising name tonight ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo: Tyrone Mings.

Southgate doesn’t currently have a left-footed centre-back at his disposal, which is exactly what Mings is – so, in theory, he can help England with their game plan of playing out from the back.

While Villa haven’t got any points on the board yet, Mings has been impressive and is actually rated as the club’s top performer by WhoScored, picking up an average rating of 7.5.

The 26-year-old’s statistics have been impressive, as he has averaged 0.5 tackles, 2.5 interceptions, 11.5 clearances and 3 blocks per game, while completing 78.3% of the passes he has attempted and he even assisted Villa’s first goal back in the Premier League.

If Mings is able to put in a good performance tonight in front of Southgate then there is a chance he could be in the England squad for the upcoming Euro qualifiers.

He has given a very good account of himself in a Villa shirt so far – both in the Championship and Premier League – so if he continues there is no reason why he shouldn’t get the call-up either now or later.

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