Nottingham Forest boss Martin O’Neill was active in trying to strengthen his squad on deadline day, although some targets did fall by the wayside.

One of those was Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings, who opted to join Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season instead.

Mings made his debut in Villa’s 0-0 draw with Reading at the weekend and it was eventful, to say the least.

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The 25-year-old defender caused Royals striker Nelson Oliveira a broken nose and substantial facial damage following a second-half incident.

According to BBC Sport, Mings won’t face any further action as the referee saw the incident on the day.

The footage doesn’t look good, however, with Oliveira’s wife in doubt as to what she thought of the incident with a post on Instagram:

Following such an incident, Forest supporters have seen Mings choosing to join Villa as something of a lucky escape.

The Reds would have probably welcomed Mings to the club; especially given his pedigree when it comes to playing in the Championship.

This situation of such controversy, however, as left Forest supporters in no doubt as to whether he would have been welcomed on the banks of the River Trent.

 

Seat Pitch rounded up the best tweets following the Reds’ failure to capture Mings.

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