FORMER Chippenham Town player Tyrone Mings could be in line to win a maiden England cap after being called up to the national squad for the first time.

The 26-year-old Aston Villa defender has been named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for their 2020 European Championship qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo in early September.

Mings’ selection comes on the back of a series of strong performances for Villa at the start of the new season, with the defender having helped them win promotion back to the Premier League in May.

Mings, the son of former Chippenham manager Adie Mings, joined the Bluebirds ranks in 2012 but was signed by then Championship club Ipswich Town for £10,000 the following year.

In 2015, Mings left Portman Road after being signed by Bournemouth for £8million following their promotion to the Premier League that summer.

Injuries restricted Mings’ appearances for the Cherries and he joined Villa on loan in January.

After helping Dean Smith’s side win promotion to the top flight following victory over Derby County in the Championship play-off final at Wembley, Mings joined the club on a permeant basis for a fee reported to be around £20million.