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"It's a dream come true," says Alex Mitchell

The young defender signs a new deal...

25 August 2021

Alex Mitchell couldn't hide his delight when speaking about his new contract to millwallfc.co.uk.

The 19-year-old put pen-to-paper on a long-term deal on Tuesday and capped off the day by making his senior debut late on during The Lions' 3-1 Carabao Cup Second Round victory over Cambridge United at The Den.

"It's a dream come true," the defender explained. "I'm grateful for everyone who has been a part of the process, including my family, who are buzzing for me.

"I joined the Academy at 15, not from a previous Academy but from playing Sunday League football. I used to row a couple of years before that, so to go from that to playing in front of a Millwall crowd is mental!

"I remember being on the bench for a FA Youth Cup game against Tottenham and also playing at Chelsea, and now to be here, it's a process in which I'm grateful for the opportunity."

Click play on the video above to hear in full from Alex Mitchell.


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