Championship: Tyrone Mings targets promotion with Ipswich
Last Updated: 04/09/14 3:19pm
Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings wants to help Town to the Premier League after they rejected an approach for him from Crystal Palace.
Town turned down a "substantial" offer for the 21-year-old, who boss Mick McCarthy sees as a key player at Portman Road.
Mings told Ipswich Player: "When I found out that Crystal Palace were interested, I spoke to the manager.
"He told me straight that he didn't want me to be sold, that I wouldn't be going anywhere. He said that he wanted me settled here and part of his squad going forward and that was obviously nice to hear.
"All the Crystal Palace interest was flattering. I'd be lying if I said otherwise - with a Premier League club willing to pay money for me at this stage of my career - but it's in the past now.
"I've obviously only been in the game a short while and things have gone well for me at Ipswich. I'm certainly very happy and I'm looking forward to the future here. I want to help the club reach the Premier League. That's the goal for me and everyone else here."