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'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!'
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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.

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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."

See Also: Idah 'Over The Moon' And Unlikely To Go On Loan After FA Cup Hat-Trick

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