Ahead of this weekend’s game with Guiseley, Wrexham manager Dean Keates has moved to strengthen his defensive options by bringing in Doncaster Rovers’ Mitchell Lund on loan for a month.
The Leeds-born player came through the ranks at the Moatkeep Stadium and made his debut as an 18-year-old in October 2014, starting a JPT match at Burton Albion which Rovers won 3-0.
He then came back into first team contention later in that season, starting the final four games of the 2014/15 campaign.
This was a prelude to being given a two-year professional contract in the summer of 2015 and coming a regular first team player throughout 2015/16, when he played 34 times for the then League One club. Earning a new three-year contract in south Yorkshire.
Mitchell started the current season in the Doncaster side, but during a 4-1 home win over Yeovil Town at the end of August (in which Izale McLeod played for the Glovers), he suffered a nasty kidney injury which has sidelined him for months.
It forced Rovers’ boss Darren Ferguson, who already had six defenders sidelined, to bring in former Leeds United and Rotherham United defender Frazer Richardson on a short-term deal to cover for him.
Now back to full fitness, the defender is looking forward to playing again.
“It’s been a frustrating time for me, but I feel great now and can’t wait to be involved once more,” said Mitchell.
“This is a great club and lovely stadium, I’m a Wrexham player for the next month and hope I can help the team.
“Results have certainly improved in the last month and having meet the lads in training, I can quickly tell there is a good atmosphere in the squad.
“I spoke with Darren Ferguson before signing and he told me to come here and enjoy my football. That’s what I intend to do and can’t wait to get started.”
Subject to international clearance and league registration, Mitchell will be here for month, taking in five games, up to and including the visit to Braintree Town on 4 March.