Tyrone Mings excited by Bournemouth's footballing philiosophy

The former Ipswich Town defender has revealed his expectations regarding the style of football played at Dean Court.

Tyrone Mings’ £8 million signing from Ipswich Town smashed Bournemouth's transfer record and landed them one of the Football League’s most promising young defenders in the process.

The 22-year old primarily operates as a left-back but, at 6 foot 5 inches tall, is more than comfortable playing centrally too. Mings was vital to The Blues' promotion push in the Championship last term, but was unable to prevent them succumbing at the play-off stages.

His move to the South Coast will ensure he plays Premier League football next season, however, and the young defender revealed his thoughts in an interview on the club’s official website.

He touched on the differing philosophies between previous manager Mick McCarthy and new boss Eddie Howe.

“I’m looking forward to learning from the manager’s ideas,” said Mings.

“They will be different to what I’m used to but that can only be a good thing. I’m here to develop and learn as much as possible.”

He admitted he was in for quite a drastic change in football terms, but feels able to cope with the expectations.

“The team’s style was different to anyone else’s in the league,” he added.

“That probably goes back to how in-depth the manager is with everything he does and the group of players he has.

“The manager has spoken to me about it and it may be a culture shock to what I was used to. To learn off Eddie and Jason though is something I’m really looking forward to.”

Cherries fans will be buoyed by the confidence of their record-signing and the rest of Eddie Howe’s business this summer. The signing of Sylvain Distin could prove a master-stroke and alongside Mings provides the beginning of a fearsome backline. Artur Boruc adds Premier League experience in goal and attackers Christian Atsu and Joshusa King provide plenty of menace going forward.

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