Ipswich Town star promises Bury youngsters a coaching session

Tyrone Mings (PIC: ITFC)
Tyrone Mings (PIC: ITFC)
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Ipswich Town footballer Tyrone Mings may reportedly be worth £10 million, but he has not lost his sense of how important the grassroots game is — as an under-10s side from Bury St Edmunds found out today.

Mings, who has been linked with amove to the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League, promised Bury Town Rams Under-10s he would pop over for a training session.

The popular defender, 21, has earned a reputation of being one of the most approachable players in the professional game, but even Bury Town Rams Under-10s must have thought they were on a wing and a prayer when messaging him on social media site Twitter.

The team Tweeted him: “@OfficialTM_3 fancy training some 9 year olds for an hour one Tuesday night?”

After telling Mings where they were based, the Ipswich man — who spent part of his Christmas Day feeding the homeless — said: “Ok give me a couple of weeks and I’ll be over.”

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