Mitchell makes his mark for Rangers

Rangers' Andrew Mitchell, from Glengormley, in action during the recent friendly match with Linfield at Ibrox. Photo: Presseye
Rangers' Andrew Mitchell, from Glengormley, in action during the recent friendly match with Linfield at Ibrox. Photo: Presseye

Glengormley’s Andrew Mitchell made his first league start for Glasgow Rangers in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Clyde, scooping the man of the match award in the process.

Boss Ally McCoist named Mitchell at right-back and his assured performance has drawn praise from Gers’ skipper Lee McCullough.

“He’s a really good trainer with a great attitude,” McCullough told the club’s official website.

“He did really well when he had about 35 members of his family coming over on the boat to the Players’ Lounge for the Linfield game on Wednesday.

“He thoroughly merited his chance [against Clyde] and had a good game, so I hope he gets a contract to reward the displays he has given in the last few games.”

This season the 21-year-old has captained Rangers’ Reserves to the league title. He’s coming to the end of a one-year deal and is hoping to earn a new contract by showing what he can do in the remaining three matches of the SFL 3.

Mitchell, from the Queen’s Park area, made his debut for the Glasgow giants in 2012 against Dundee United at Tannadice.