'We Were Bringing Him Off And He's Having A Chunter At Me And He's Only On Trial!'

'We Were Bringing Him Off And He's Having A Chunter At Me And He's Only On Trial!'

Mick McCarthy was a guest analyst on BT Sport's FA Cup coverage on Saturday evening.

The Ireland manager revealed that Adam Idah may have earned himself a senior international call up with his hat-trick in Norwich's victory over Preston.

McCarthy was also questioned about some of the players he unearthed during his time in management with one, in particular, being Tyrone Mings.

The Aston Villa and England centre-back was signed by McCarthy for Ipswich in 2012.

"Russell Osman brought him in from Chippenham," McCarthy told BT Sport's Football Tonight.

We were walking across to our under-23s game; it's sort of a pitch's width [away] and I was chatting away to Russell.

I saw the game start and I saw Tyrone do something and something else, then he won a header. I said, 'I'll sign him now', just joking.

We went and watched him and he was different class; proper attitude towards it, good left foot, athletic, big. I said, 'Yeah, done'.

After 70 minutes, he went to nail somebody. Tyrone's a tough lad. He kicked through and somebody's left him a straight leg. He got kicked. I said, 'Take him off'.

We were bringing him off and he's having a chunter at me and he's only here on trial! I said, 'Hold on, I want to sign you. That's why I'm taking you off'. He said, 'Oh, right. That's different'.

I signed him for ten grand, wonders he's done. He's a great lad as well. He's had a really bad injury and he's come back from that. I'm delighted for him.


In response, Mings wrote on Twitter: "When preparation meets opportunity! Loved every day of working with Mick & TC."

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