Andrew Mitchell speaks to Q Radio about move to Glenavon

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The star striker is leaving Dungannon Swifts

Dungannon Swifts star Andrew Mitchell has been speaking for the first time to Q Radio about his upcoming move to Glenavon.

The Irish League's top scorer who turned 23 yesterday has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Lurgan Blues in the summer.


But after hitting 20 goals already this season, Mitchell intends to continue scoring for the Swifts.

Andrew Mitchell says he will be giving his all for Dungannon Swifts for the rest of the season, even though he's going to Glenavon in the summer.

Mitchell's next match is this Saturday at Stangmore Park against another of the teams who were chasing his signature, Linfield. 

The young striker is confident he's made the right decision about his future.

Andrew is training to be a teacher, but says full-time football might be an option at some stage.

Andrew is a sporting all-rounder, spending the summer as a wicket-keeper with his local cricket club, Waringstown. 

We spoke to the six foot, three striker yesterday - on his 23rd birthday.

He was en route to the Republic to coach some rising stars - and not in football! 

Andrew says he wouldn't rule out a move to full-time football at some stage in the future.

But for the moment he's concentrating on the Swifts - and his studies.

Meanwhile, defender Fra Brennan has returned to the Swifts after spells with Cliftonville and Ards.

Elsewhere, movement continues across the league as the January transfer window goes into its final days.

Ballymena have brought Australian goalkeeper Tim Allen back to the club - he was previously at the Showgrounds two years ago.

And the Sky Blues have also signed right-back Michael Kerr on loan from Crusaders.

Ballinamallard have turned defender Ryan McConnell's loan deal into a permanent transfer, signing for 18 months from Finn Harps.


And striker Warner Mullen also rejoins the club, from Championship side Loughgall. 


During his time in County Armagh Mullen once scored five goals in 13 minutes in a game against Annagh United.

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