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Bournemouth defender Mings desperate to prove himself

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings admits he needs to prove himself this season.

The 25-year-old has made just 17 appearances since joining from Ipswich Town three seasons ago.

Mings told the Daily Echo: "I think you could say that about my whole career. I came from non-league and wanted to prove myself in the Championship and then came here.

"I've always wanted to prove myself but none more so than now, because of everything which has been thrown at me. There's a huge urgency to prove myself and show people what I can do.

"I feel as if I've said it's a big season for me for the past three seasons.

"Every season which ticks on, I'm not playing as much as I would like and it's more frustrating than I can put into words.

"I'm a footballer and I just want to play. That's my job and my passion. To be unable to show what I can do is the most frustrating thing.

"But I'm in a good place now. I feel fit and strong."

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