John Mitchell
John Mitchell
John Mitchell
● John Mitchell, 1999 (HA)

born in Scotland

John Mitchell was born on Tuesday, 12th November, 1968, in Glasgow.

The 6' 0 (11st 10lbs) midfielder signed for John Hagart's Thistle on Tuesday, 17th March, 1987, having most recently been with Auchengill Boys Club.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 21st March, 1987, in a 0-0 draw at home to Montrose in the SFL First Division.

John scored his first goal for Thistle on Wednesday, 19th August, 1987, in a 4-1 defeat away to Dundee United in the League Cup.

He scored the last of his 12 goals on Wednesday, 14th March, 1990, in a 4-1 win at home to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Wednesday, 1st August, 1990, in a 1-1 friendly draw away to Gretna, having clocked up 115 appearances as a Jag.

John's club-list included Partick Thistle, Clyde, Shotts Bon Accord, Petershill, Maryhill, Kilsyth Rangers and Clydebank.

Bio Extra

Signed from Auchengill Boys' Club, John made the first team almost immediately, and for the tail end of 86/87 and the following season he impressed greatly. However, he was unable to repeat his good form in the next two seasons, and although he played regularly in 88/89, he played only occasionally in his last season. Could on occasion prove to be a match winner from midfield but was too inconsistent. Scored in the 1989 Glasgow Cup Final to win a winners' medal. A local boy, he remained in Maryhill when he moved from Thistle to Clyde as part of the deal that saw Colin McGlashan come to Thistle. A broken leg severely hampered his progress with Clyde and, moved to the Juniors with Shotts.


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