FORMER Yate Town defender Tyrone Mings has tweeted his best wishes to Nelson Oliveira after a collision left the Reading striker with two deep cuts and a suspected broken nose after being caught by the boot of the Aston Villa star.

Gruesome photographs of Oliveira's injuries emerged over the weekend, but the frontman confirmed on Monday he had been released from hospital in an Instagram post which showed the repair work.

Mings, who was making his Villa debut on loan from Bournemouth, sent his best wishes to Oliveira after the game via his Twitter account.

He said: "Absolutely loved wearing the claret and blue today and over the moon with the clean sheet! @AVFCOfficial Feel awfully sorry to Oliveira, I hope he is OK."

Mings found himself in the spotlight as a result of his challenge, with match referee Geoff Eltringham taking no further action on the day.

But the Royals have since revealed they believe the situation will not be reviewed as Eltringham saw the incident at the time.

Mings has made seven appearances in all competitions, five in the Premier League, for Bournemouth this campaign.

Mings spent a spell at Yate Town after leaving Southampton at 16 – and, after moving to Chippenham Town, Ipswich offered him a trial. He subsequently moved to Bournemouth for £8 million in the summer of 2015.