Tyrone Mings found it very difficult to earn minutes for Bournemouth in the first half of this season, but he has been an ever-present since arriving at Aston Villa.
Mings joined Villa on loan from Bournemouth in January and has not missed a minute of football for the Championship club since his arrival.
Mings again operated alongside Tommy Elphick at the heart of the defence in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.
And the Villa fans absolutely loved what they saw from the towering centre-back again.
It remains to be seen whether Dean Smith’s side are able to secure a spot in the playoff positions come the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
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However, whatever happens, it would be fair to say that the Villa fans are absolutely desperate for their club to sign Mings on a permanent contract.
According to WhoScored, the 25-year-old had a pass success rate of 88% against Stoke, which is staggering for a centre-back at Championship level.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Villa fans can be seen below:
Much better second half that best since West Brom away…for 25 mins we absolutely battered em Mings is just a class above! Enjoyed that #AVFC
— Julie B (@Julie_Bayley_) February 23, 2019
Mings literally telling the whole team what to do. Make him captain now and keep him as captain and offer him a perm contract NOW. #AVFC
— マティーと世界? (@MattyVsTheWorld) February 23, 2019
Who’s captain now. Please tell me mings has the armband#avfc
— Adam whitehouse (@Adamw1985) February 23, 2019
Honestly didn’t know how good Mings is on the ball. #AVFC
— Jack Hurley (@Jack_Hurley_R) February 23, 2019
Chances of us singing Mings get smaller by the game tbh the geezer really is a class above
— Jordan Spencer (@JordAvfc) February 23, 2019
Boxing tonight #DeGaleEubank ?
— Paddy Hennessy (@paddyhennessy83) February 23, 2019
Mings better stay
— Carmen (@Carmen_Avfc) February 23, 2019
Right now, I am starting believe Mings is our best player in every position
— Villa Central (@villa_central) February 23, 2019