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Mings hails spirit generated by Aston Villa manager Smith

Tyrone Mings has hailed the spirit generated at Aston Villa by manager Dean Smith.

The defender signed permanently from Bournemouth over the summer.

Mings told BirminghamLive: "The culture is one of honesty and hard work.

"That's what the manager gives us. He's very open with his players which easily translates to the players about what he expects. It's our job, as people who have been here before, to install that in the changing room and implement it. It's all well and good him having ideas but everyone needs to buy into it. We have a real good thing going at the moment and that reflects how hard we work for each other out on the pitch.

"We have a core of people here who know the culture and how we play. We have enough in hard work at the moment and enough in ability that it should not be too far away."

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