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Mitchell: Ronald Gilbert (Ron)

1958-1959 (Player Details)

Right Back

Born: Morecambe: 13-02-1935

Debut: v Preston North End (h): 17-01-1959

5’9” 11st 10lb (1920)

Mitchell followed the same path as Blackpool and England Centre Forward Ray Charnley early in his career. Both went to Greaves School in Lancaster, played for Lancaster schools and were juniors on Preston’s books, then turned out for Bolton-le Sands and Morecambe before going their separate ways. Mitchell joined United from Lancashire Combination club, Morecambe, in November 1958 for £1,000, although there was an additional £1,500 payable if he made six first team appearances. He had a run of four games at right back for Leeds, when first choice Jimmy Dunn and second choice Jimmy Ashall were both injured. Mitchell, who was converted from a Wing-half to a Full-back, soon faded from the scene and was released at the end of the season.

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