He admits the decision will prove perfect if Aston Villa clamber back into the Premier League by beating Derby at Wembley.
Mings said, “For one reason or another it has never quite happened at Bournemouth. I was in a position where I needed to play games and I needed people to see me at centre-back.
“I needed to come out of Bournemouth, if I wasn't going to get an opportunity there, and show people what I could do.
“I don't think this move has refreshed my career. I am feeling good. I am in a great place both mentally and physically at the moment."
Mings adds: “I hadn't played for a long time, and my hopes for myself were just to come here and play football with a smile on my face.
“That is what the club has given me above everything else. I'd say everything about coming here was very good
“It's been everything any loan player could want. But it will be just absolutely perfect if we end up getting promoted."