Tyrone Mings Earns First England Call-Up as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Returns

The Aston Villa Centre-Back Has Impressed At The Start Of The Season
14:03, 29 Aug 2019

Tyrone Mings has earned his first-ever call-up to the England squad.

The defender has caught the eye for Premier League new boys Aston Villa, impressing in the 2-0 win over Everton, and has been rewarded for his solid start to the season.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate named his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Bulgaria and Kosovo on Thursday afternoon with Mings being one of the standout inclusions.

Having started his career at Chippenham Town, he later moved to Ipswich before a big-money move to Bournemouth in 2015.

However, injuries curtailed his time at the Vitality Stadium. Joining Villa on loan earlier this year, he helped the Midlands giant seal promotion back to the big time before joining permanently in a £26.5m deal in the summer.

The squad announcement also brought good news for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is back in the England fold after missing the majority of last season with a knee injury.

Now back fit and firing for Liverpool, the midfielder returns having been forced to sit out the World Cup in 2018 during his spell on the sidelines.

After the success of the tournament in Russia as England reached the semi-finals, Southgate has freshened things up for the next qualifying campaign with Leicester playmaker James Maddison called up alongside Chelsea youngster Mason Mount who has already scored twice for the Blues.

Kieran Trippier, so instrumental at the World Cup, returns following his switch to Atletico Madrid after a difficult season at Tottenham.

Fellow right-back Kyle Walker misses out with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Aaron Wan-Bissaka getting the nod.

England have enjoyed a perfect start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, picking up maximum points in convincing style against Montenegro and the Czech Republic.

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