Ipswich Town full back Tyrone Mings is setting his sights on promotion after Crystal Palace had an approach for him rejected.
Palace made a substantial bid for the youngster which was swiftly rejected by Mick McCarthy.
But now Mings is fully focused on Ipswich, telling 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.”