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Mitchell - I ainít going anywhere

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Mitchell - I ainít going anywhere thumbnailAndrew Mitchell

DUNGANNON Swifts forward Andrew Mitchell has restated his commitment to the Stangmore side, and says he hopes he doesn't leave the club in January.

Mitchell (pictured) was speaking to the Courier after scoring the winner for the Swifts as they sank Glenavon on their own patch on Friday night.

The Lurgan men, whose youth team Mitchell came through before being released by the Mourneview side in 2014, have been heavily linked with a move for the Danske Bank Premiership's top scorer this season.

However, Mitchell told the Courier he has no immediate desire to leave the club.

“I'm contracted to Dungannon until the end of the season and at this minute in time I'm fully concentrated on Dungannon," said Andrew.

“There's been no approaches that I'm aware of and I would like to think I would still be here at the end of the season.

“I tied myself to a two year contract a year and a half ago and I expect to see that out."

Mitchell has been turning heads for well over a year now, and turned down approaches from Cliftonville last January and Linfield and Crusaders over the summer.

And manager Rodney McAree says he still hopes they might just be able to keep hold of Mitchell, who has already bagged 13 league goals this season, beyond the end of this campaign.

“There hasn't been a phone call to me about him," said Rodney.

“I'm expecting and hoping he will stay beyond January and I still harbour hopes he's going to be here beyond that."

Mitchell says his chief target is pushing the Swifts forward and reaching 25 goals for the campaign, something which would appear well within his grasp.

And he is targeting maximum points from their next five games against Carrick, Portadown, Glentoran and Ballinamallard (twice).

“In the next five games, hopefully we'll get 15 points. We are a good enough team and with the confidence we have at the minute we feel we can take on anyone."

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