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Monday media watch [14.10.19]: Mings tipped to start for England

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Monday media watch [14.10.19]: Mings tipped to start for England

Daily Telegraph: Tyrone Mings will make his England debut in Monday night’s game against Bulgaria in Sofia as part of Gareth Southgate's overhauling of the team that fell to a shock Euro 2020 qualifying defeat by the Czech Republic. Aston Villa's Mings will replace Michael Keane alongside Harry Maguire in the centre of England's Southgate’s defence. There will also be further changes at the back with Ben Chilwell replacing the suspended Danny Rose, who has flown back to England, while Trent Alexander-Arnold could also come in. The decision to give Mings his debut comes as a surprise because Southgate had been expected to bring in Joe Gomez for the match, but the 22-year-old’s lack of playing time for Liverpool has counted against him.

Sky Sports: Tyrone Mings will make his England debut against Bulgaria on Monday night, Sky Sports News understands. The Aston Villa centre-back has been in impressive form this season and now appears likely to feature for Gareth Southgate's side in Sofia. The 26-year-old was called up to the England squad for the first time for the victories over Kosovo and Bulgaria during the last international break.

BBC Sport: England manager Gareth Southgate is set to hand an international debut to Tyrone Mings as one of several changes to his starting line-up for the Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria. Aston Villa defender Mings is poised to get the nod ahead of Liverpool's Joe Gomez to replace Everton's Michael Keane, who struggled against Kosovo last month and in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic. Leicester's Ben Chilwell was already in line to replace suspended left-back Danny Rose but Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is also a strong contender to replace Kieran Trippier at right-back.

Daily Mail: Gareth Southgate is considering ripping up the team that suffered England's first qualifying defeat in 10 years against Czech Republic on Friday night when they face Bulgaria - with Tyrone Mings in contention for a shock debut. The England boss is planning significant changes - as many as six - to the team that started the shock defeat in Prague and was on Sunday night also pondering an alteration in formation to boot. Southgate could make three changes in defence with Mings hopeful of replacing Michael Keane at centre back, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is poised to take Kieran Trippier's position at right back and Ben Chilwell set to play at left back due to Danny Rose's suspension.

TMEngDaily Mirror: Gareth Southgate is preparing to ring the changes - with Harry Winks set to get his chance in midfield and Tyrone Mings set to make his Three Lions debut. Tottenham midfielder Winks would offer England more mobility as Southgate looks at also changing his line-up in defence. Villa defender Mings could come in for Michael Keane while Ben Chilwell will start at left back with Danny Rose suspended while Trent Alexander-Arnold also a contender to start ahead of Kieran Trippier.

Express & Star: Villa defender Tyrone Mings is poised to make his England debut in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria. Gareth Southgate's Three Lions are in Sofia for a Group A clash, aiming to bounce back from Friday’s 2-1 defeat in the Czech Republic. After seeing his side ship five goals in their last two qualifiers, boss Gareth Southgate is considering changes to his defence. And Mings’ impressive form for Villa will be rewarded with a place in the’s starting XI, in place of Everton's Michael Keane.

BBC Sport: John McGinn will "treasure" his first career treble against San Marino after becoming the fifth Scotland player to score a hat-trick this century. The Aston Villa midfielder scored three goals in the space of 34 first-half minutes to set Steve Clarke's side on their way to a 6-0 Euro 2020 qualification win at Hampden. It took the 24-year-old's tally to four in 19 Scotland appearances. "It's right up there. I'm beaming," he told BBC Scotland.

Glasgow Evening Times: John McGinn revealed last night he feared that his first ever hat-trick would be wiped from the record books due to a waterlogged Hampden pitch. The treble which the Aston Villa midfielder scored against San Marino yesterday – the first opening period hat-trick for Scotland’s men’s side since Lawrie Reilly in 1952 - mean he has now bagged four goals in four games for his country. But with incessant rain falling on Mount Florida, it all had echoes of a 2013 league match which he played in for St Mirren against Ross County, where the Paisley side’s two-goal lead was expunged from the record with the match abandoned midway through the second half and the two teams were forced to replay the match in its entirety.

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Sky Sports: Steven Gerrard says he would have "loved" the opportunity to play under Jurgen Klopp and admits to wondering whether he left Liverpool a year too early. The Rangers boss left Anfield in the summer of 2015 after making 710 appearances for his boyhood club which saw him win the Champions League, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA Cup before he departed for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

BBC Sport: Michael O'Neill has described Ronald Koeman's criticism of Northern Ireland as "irrelevant to me". The Netherlands boss labelled Northern Ireland's approach to Thursday night's Euro 2020 qualifier as "outrageous" and "terrible to watch".

Sky Sports: Former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says his ice hockey debut for Guildford Phoenix is the realisation of a childhood dream. Cech, a Champions League winner with Chelsea, produced a man-of-the-match performance as his match-winning penalty shootout save helped his new team-mates to a 3-2 victory against Swindon Wildcats 2 on Sunday.

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By @AVFCOfficial 14th October 2019