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Leeds United's Stephen Warnock v Ipswich's Tyrone Mings - Left-backs compared

Leeds United and Ipswich Town face off this weekend, with two of the best left-backs in the Championship going head-to-head.



Two of the best left-backs in the Championship go head-to-head this weekend when Leeds United travel to Ipswich Town.

Stephen Warnock has rebuilt his career and reputation at Elland Road since signing from Aston Villa, while Tyrone Mings is in the early stages of his journey to stardom.

The Telegraph reported last night that Champions League side Arsenal are planning to bid £8 million for his services in January, and see him as having the talent to convert to centre-back.

  TacklesInterceptionsAerial Duels WonAccurate CrossesShots BlockedAssistsGoalsTotalAppearancesMins Played
Tyrone Mings 36 52 31 20 3 3 0 145 18 1,549
Stephen Warnock 40 43 36 7 4 2 1 133 16 1,391

The contest at Portman Road on Saturday promises to be a fascinating one. Mings has helped lead Ipswich to second in the table, while Warnock was key in Leeds toppling Championship leaders Derby County a week ago.

Despite Mings' prodigious talent, it is Stephen Warnock who has made more tackles and won more aerial duels this season, even though he has played in two less games.

Mings has been more of a threat from an attacking perspective, putting in 13 more accurate crosses, even though he has just one more assist. Warnock is the only of the pair to find the net.

Should Arsenal be watching at the weekend as rumoured, the clash with Leeds is exactly the type of game in which Mings will be expected to step up.

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