We are back with another two Premier League player profiles this week, today’s feature is our 43rd altogether. Tyrone Mears is under the spotlight today, while on Wednesday fellow blogger 5stars will be featuring a West Ham player(to be stated at the bottom of the page), please enjoy Monday’s profile…
27 year old Tyrone Mears kick started his career at Premier League side Manchester City; however he only made one appearance for the ‘Citizens’. Mears decided to move to Preston North End in the year 2002; he made 70 appearances for the club before transferring to Derby County in the year 2007. The Right-back featured 28 times for the ‘Rams’ before a controversial loan move to Marseille signalled the end of Tyrone’s career at Pride Park. Manager at the time Billy Davies stated that Mears would never play for Derby again, and that was correct as he switched to Burnley for the start of the 09/10 season.
Mears has been a constant figure for Burnley this season, his solid performances at Right-Back helped his side reach the top-half of the table, but even though he has been an ever present figure he has seen his side drop dramatically down the Premier League ladder. Yesterday Burnley’s relegation back to the Championship was confirmed as they lost 4-0 against Liverpool, but that game was Mears’s 36th of the Premier League season. Along with fellow team-mates Brian Jensen and Wade Elliott, Tyrone hasn’t missed a Premier League game for Burnley. On the other hand the former Derby County player has failed to score a single goal for Brian Laws side.
Even though the 27 year old was born in Stockport, Mears qualified to play for Jamaica early last year. Coach at the time John Barnes decided to call on Mears’s presence, as the current Burnley right-back made his debut for Jamaica against Nigeria in February 2009. The game took place at Millwall’s New Den however the match ended in a goalless draw.
Tyrone Mears has also spoke of his ambitions to play for England at some point in his career. He is eligible to play for his home country and with the World Cup fast approaching, Mears could well get a shock call-up. Capello will likely take two right-backs to South Africa and with Glen Johnson a definite, Mears could well be the other right-back in Capello’s mind. Overall the Burnley star has had a successful season at Turf Moor, and you never know he could well be a surprise inclusion in Fabio Capello’s 2010 World Cup squad.
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