Ty­rone’s ticket treat for Si­enna

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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

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