Tyrone’s ticket treat for Sienna
TYRONE Mings has gained a reputation for community spirit since signing for Ipswich – and this week he gave number one fan Sienna Potter the best 11th birthday surprise she could have asked for!
On Monday the £5m rated left-back popped round to personally drop off tickets for the following night’s game against Bolton so Sienna could celebrate at Portman Road with dad Danny, the former Exeter, Stevenage, Cambridge and Newport goalkeeper.
Potter, 36, said: “Ian Harris, my old coach at Newport, is mates with Tyrone’s dad Adie, and knowing I’m from Ipswich and know people at the club, he rang me when he got his move here to keep an eye on him.
“Tyrone rang on Monday to say he’d got tickets for us and I said I’d go to get them from him, but he was out and about so he offered to bring them round to our house.
“I told Sienna we could go out to do something special for her birthday, or she could wait in and get a much better surprise.
“She couldn’t believe it when she went to open the front door and saw Tyrone standing there with the tickets! He stayed for nearly an hour and made her day. He’s a great lad, so down-to-earth. You can tell he’s come from NonLeague.”
The 22-year-old had previously left tickets for jobless supporters and helped feed the homeless their Christmas dinner after joining the Tractor Boys from Chippenham.
HERO: Tyrone and fan Sienna