Mings not ready - Howe

Mings not ready - Howe

Bournemouth left back Tyrone Mings is still not ready for regular first team action and Eddie Howe says he will not rush him.

The £8m signing from Ipswich has not played a competitive game in over a year after picking up ankle ligament damage just six minutes into his competitive debut for the club.

He has now returned to full training and featured in the friendly with AC Milan but is not yet ready for Premier League action, according to Cherries boss Howe.

He told the Echo: "Ty is still a little bit away in my opinion. He played in midweek for the development squad but that was his second game in a year so we need to be patient with him.

"We don't want to rush him in and break him at this point. He knows he needs to fully function in order to play."