Mitchell Glover | MIDFIELD











5ft 7"



 Teenage midfielder who joined the Pitmen in December 2019 after a short spell at Stratford Town

Regarded by mentor Tommy Wright as 'one of the most exciting talents in non-league football', Glover started out at the age of just five years old with an association with hometown club Bristol City. At the age of nine years old, he joined Premier League side Stoke City but failing to make an impact for the Potters despite committing to moving to the area from Bristol

At 14 years old, he joined Nuneaton Town after being released by Stoke and worked his way quickly through the ranks at Liberty Way, through the U16 and U18 age groups to make his Boro debut at 15 years-old, scoring with his first touch of the ball as a late substitute against Boston United in August 2017

His breakthrough was being monitored by a host of Football League and Premier League sides, with Leicester City, Coventry City and Bury all taking a look at the schoolboy during the early parts of the 2017-2018 season. It was Glover's former Nuneaton manager Wright - now manager of league rivals Darlington - who blinked first, however, bringing the youngster to Darlington in December on a contract until the end of the season. Glover made his debut as a substitute in a game against Gainsborough Trinity the following week and went on to chalk up the landmark of being the first ever player born in this century to start a games for Darlo in one of three starts for the club

He impressed sufficiently to earn himself a two year contract at Darlington in the summer of 2018 but struggled to first-team opportunities, particularly when Wright left the club later in the season. He returned to Stoke-On-Trent in March 2019 with a loan spell at Kidsgrove Athletic, making a handful of appearances for the Evo-Stik Division One West side

After being released by Darlington by mutual consent in the summer of 2019, a number of clubs took a look at the youngster before he agreed to link up with Stratford Town - managed now by Wright - just before the start of the 2019-2020 season. He made ten appearances, scoring twice, for the struggling Southern Premier League Central club before leaving in October 2019

Two months later, he was unveiled as the Pitmen's latest acquisition, ahead of the big A5 derby against Tamworth at Keys Park in January 2020

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