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Aston Villa: Tyrone Mings and Tom Heaton named in England squad for November fixtures

Aston Villa: Tyrone Mings and Tom Heaton named in England squad for November fixtures

Aston Villa duo Tyrone Mings and Tom Heaton have been named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad (via @England).

The Three Lions take on Montenegro and Kosovo later in November, with both games being UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.

It is the third time in a row that Mings has been called up by England, having also been in the squad for their September and October internationals (Transfermarkt).

The centre-back made his debut against Bulgaria in the Three Lions’ most recent fixture and will look to further cement his position at the heart of defence.

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As for Heaton, he will make his return to the squad after being forced to withdraw back in October due to injury (Express & Star).

He was replaced at the time by Dean Henderson, but Southgate has opted to recall Heaton, who has played every game for Villa in the league this season (Transfermarkt).

The inclusion of Mings is certainly not a surprise, given that he produced an accomplished display for the Three Lions in Bulgaria last time out, keeping a clean sheet (Transfermarkt).

He has also been outstanding for his club side in the Premier League, playing every minute for Aston Villa so far and helping them to a couple of clean sheets and providing an assist (Transfermarkt).

Heaton’s inclusion is perhaps a little more surprising, mainly due to the form of Blades ‘keeper Henderson, his replacement in the last squad.

The Sheffield United shot-stopper has kept the joint-most clean sheets in the top flight this season alongside Ederson with five (Transfermarkt), so he could quite easily have been given the nod ahead of the former Burnley man.

Aston Villa fans, how good has Tyrone Mings been for you this season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

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