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Tyrone Mings received a stroke of luck in the Premier League postponing Aston Villa’s next clash with Newcastle United amid an outbreak of coronavirus cases at St. James Park Suit.
Steve Bruce’s Toon was due to visit Birmingham on Friday night, but made a request to the league for the match to be delayed after a “significant increase” in covid-19 cases, which saw Public Health England advise closing the club’s training ground at Darsley Park.
Five Newcastle players and two staff members are believed to have it tested positive, prompting the Premier League to reach the verdict that Friday’s match should be postponed with group training not allowed Until Friday at the earliest.
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The fact that Newcastle cannot visit Aston Villa on Friday night will be good news for Mings, as the extended break after Monday’s defeat at West Ham United will give the center-back a chance to restart after his low performance in recent weeks.
Mings has been disappointing Villans boss Dean Smith with his displays of late, which are far from worthy of a player that England boss Gareth Southgate praised as an “outstanding” leader after handling the player. 27-year-old on her senior international debut last year.
“Since I’ve been watching him for the past 12 months, he showed outstanding leadership qualities. I thought i would see that [against Bulgaria] and I did it. He’s an awesome young man, “said Southgate, via quotes from iNews.
Mings has started nine of Aston Villa’s Premier League games so far this season and they haven’t missed a minute of action yet, but they were a long way off the pace in last month’s 2-1 loss at home to Brighton and Hove Albion and was at fault for overdoing it in Monday’s loss at West Ham.
Danny Welbeck took Mings’s pocket for Brighton’s first game at Villa Park when the defender returned from England’s service, having received his sixth and seventh Three Lions internationals in UEFA Nations League matches with Belgium and Iceland.
Mings’ mistake that led Welbeck to open the scoring for Brighton was not the £ 80,000 per week The defender’s only mishap, either, with Smith disappointed in his star man who won just two ground duels, an aerial contest, lost possession 12 times, made a successful tackle and didn’t record an interception, according to SofaScore.
Smith would have expected to see Mings recover in West HamInstead, he witnessed how the 27-year-old failed to record a single successful tackle or interception, lost possession 15 times, attempted, but won, a duel on the ground and missed nine of ten long passes.
Mings must now use the extended break between matches to hit the reset button and make sure he can get up and running when Aston Villa visits West Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers on December 12 as Smith cannot afford to see another pitiful display.