Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town: Tyrone Mings relishing role as modern-day full-back

PUBLISHED: 13:28 03 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:29 03 October 2014

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings


Tyrone Mings is embracing his role as a modern day left-back.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation this season, having taken over from fans’ favourite Aaron Cresswell during the summer, and has excited fans with his marauding runs down the left flank.

Mings, who was the subject of a seven-figure bid from Crystal Palace at the end of the transfer window, said ahead of Sunday’s trip to Nottingham Forest: “Attacking is part and parcel of being a modern-day full-back, the wingers go on the inside and the full-backs go on the outside. Full-backs are becoming more and more part of attacks, whether that’s joining late or setting them up.

“In terms of my performance, I enjoy it, it’s a big part of my game and it’s getting bigger.”

He added: “We do attacking drills all together, but in terms of specific shooting drills, attackers take them and defenders do defending drills.

“Full backs are encouraged to get forward (at Ipswich) and when we do drills, that is where the main emphasis is placed, whether it’s 4-3-3 or 4-4-2.

“That’s how we try and start attacks with the full-backs getting on the outside.”

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