Mings was part of the Three Lions’ backline that lined up against Croatia and Scotland in England’s opening games in the European Championship.


The Villans’ centre-half was an integral part of the England defence that did not concede a goal in their opening group games, but his place in the Three Lions starting eleven could be in doubt with the impending return of Manchester United centre-half Maguire.



Former Aston Villa forward Bent is of the view that Mings has done enough to keep his place in the England starting eleven for the upcoming games in the European Championship.


Bent added that if anyone was to be replaced to bring in Maguire to the England starting eleven, it should be Manchester City’s John Stones and not Mings.



The former Villans striker believes that if England manager Southgate chooses to replace Mings with Maguire, it would suggest that he is biased towards big clubs.


“I think Tyrone Mings has been brilliant this tournament. I think it will be poor if Gareth was to then bring back Maguire and take out Tyrone Mings”, Bent said on talkSPORT.



“ To me that will kind of scream a little bit of big club bias if I am honest.”


“If you look at the two performances, Stones has not done particularly anything wrong, but Mings has been better.”


“And now if you are going to put in someone who we don’t know if he is fit and take out arguably your best centre-half, just to put him alongside John Stones, then I do not agree with that.”


“So if one of them had to go and if I was Gareth, based on performances alone, John Stones would have to come out before Tyrone Mings 100 per cent.”


With England due to take on the Czech Republic tonight, it remains to be seen which players will make up the defence for the Three Lions.