By Paul Robinson

23rd Nov, 2021 | 8:25am

Robinson in awe of Mings 'transformation' under Gerrrard after 'amazing' Aston Villa reveal

Paul Robinson has claimed Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has already transformed Tyrone Mings.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League goalkeeper heaped praise on the 28-year-old’s “amazing” performance against Brighton after a difficult start to the season.

Mings scored on Saturday as Steven Gerrard got off to a winning start at Villa Park with a 2-0 win over Brighton.

The England international also made seven clearances and won three aerial duels – more than any of his teammates. (WhoScored)

Robinson expects Mings to continue to “flourish” under Gerrard.

“I think Mings is a player who will respect Steven,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

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“Steven is the type of manager who will demand clean sheets every week. The basis of any successful team is clean sheets. Steven did that at Rangers.

“Mings will be given responsibility and a key leadership role under Gerrard and I think he will flourish under that.

“The first thing Steven will do is work on the teams defensive shape. You could see that on the weekend. They were hellbent on not conceding and they never really looked like conceding.

“Mings was amazing. A transformed player from the one we saw in the opening stages of the season.

“He was a bit like Harry Maguire a few weeks ago, he looked out of sorts. But he has turned the corner. I think he’s back to his best.”

In other news, Steven Gerrard has told Aston Villa chiefs to let attacker leave in the January transfer window as clear-out plan is revealed.