Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

UPDATED: Teenage defender Tyrone Mings completes move from Chippenham Town

11:08 13 December 2012

Chippenham Town

Chippenham Town's Tyrone Mings in action against Bedworth United at Hardenhuish Park

Archant

IPSWICH Town manager Mick McCarthy says it took him just five minutes to decide that he wanted to sign teenage triallist Tyrone Mings from non-league side Chippenham Town.

shares

The 19-year-old – who is 6ft 3in tall and can play at left-back or centre-back – impressed on trial, catching the eye of McCarthy in a 2-1 reserve team defeat to a Nike Academy side on Monday.

He was first brought to the attention of the club due to the fact that Toby Osman – son of Town Under-18 boss Russell – plays for the Wiltshire side, who ply their trade at Step Three of the non-league pyramid (Southern League Premier Division).

Ming’s father, Adie, was the former manager at Chippenham, but left to become a scout at Chelsea in September. The deal includes a pre-season friendly between Ipswich and Chippenham next summer.

“He played in the reserve game the other day,” said McCarthy. “Russell (Osman) and Steve McCall watched him, we invited him to come in and play and he did well.

“He came through Southampton’s academy – he’s not somebody who’s just suddenly emerged and that helps. I was really pleased with him on Monday.

“We’ll see how well he does. I’ve only seen him for an hour and 10 minutes, but I decided after five minutes that I wanted him.”

Mings has been handed squad number 15 and could travel with the rest of the squad for Saturday’s Championship trip to Leeds United in order to get know his new team-mates.

A statement on Chippenham Town’s official Twitter feed reads: “We wish Tyrone all the best for the rest of his career and thank him for his work this season.”

shares

5 comments

  • If he lives up to expectations he won't have to worry about a mortgage!

    Report this comment

    JOHN BURLS

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • Good lord, a sensible signing. But as many a young talented player has found in recent years, it is one thing to sign for the club and quite another to get games. Only if dull and conservative Mick the Man changes his spots in the 2nd half of the season will we know if Town are indeed building a team for the first time in a decade.

    Report this comment

    Rob Steroo

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • The only thing dull around here is yourself rob.

    Report this comment

    redhotitfc

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • good lord stereo thats a first nearly positive,well done mick the man COYB.

    Report this comment

    david peters

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • This boy has real potential. It may take time before he gets to first team level but there is no doubting his ability. Sad though that Russell's son Tom did not get a look in but he is a pale shadow of his father when it comes to footballing attributes and yet this boy Mings has genuine promise. Well spotted!

    Report this comment

    FRANK WESTON

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

How are you feeling ahead of the new season?

The start of the 2015/16 season is just a few days away and we want to know your thoughts as Ipswich Town look to mount another push at promotion to the Premier League.

New Ipswich Town signing Jonas Knudsen. Photo: Ipswich Town Football Club

Danish international left-back Jonas Knudsen says joining Ipswich Town is a dream come true.

FC Utrecht's Stadion Galgenwaard

.

Ipswich Town play FC Utrecht tomorrow in their final pre-season friendly before the start of the Championship season. Here’s a rundown of 10 things you need to know about the Dutch club.

Jobi McAnuff, in action for Reading.

Ipswich Town may offer a trial to experienced winger Jobi McAnuff – if he reaches an agreement with Leyton Orient over the final year of his contract.

Denmark's Jonas Knudsen.

Ipswich Town have signed young Danish international left-back Jonas Knudsen after activating a buy-out clause in his Esbjerg contract.

Christophe Berra.

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra has an encouraging sense of deja vu as the 2015/16 season draws ever closer.

David McGoldrick signs autographs at Portman Road.

A record-breaking crowd of more than 8,000 Ipswich Town fans flocked to Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes he’s closer to making further additions to his squad.

Teddy Bishop, in pre-season action against Peterborough. Picture: Steve Waller.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy reluctantly admits that he will have to treat rising star Teddy Bishop with kid gloves again this season.

Thousands of fans queue at Portman Road for the Ipswich Town open day.

Thousands are expected to attend Ipswich Town Football Club’s annual Open Day at Portman Road today – with queues already snaking around the stadium ahead of gates opening at 10am.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages