Close-up with Mitchell Nelson

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Mitchell Nelson is the new boy from Tooting & Mitcham, but what do we know about him. He is English, 20, plays in defence and has been signed on a free transfer and has signed a three year contract.

He was once an YTS trainee at Colchester. He played 3 League games for Colchester in 2008/09, scoring a single goal. After being released by Colchester he had trials with Brentford which were to prove unfruitful.

He joined Ryman Premier side Tooting & Mitcham in July 2009 where he had been plying his trade before signing for AFC Bournemouth.

He recently told the League Football Education ( website, “It feels great. Last year at Tooting I really missed not training and being around football every day. To go to a team that have just gone up to League One is a dream. It is all really exciting.”

“I think Reading and Palace were both looking at giving me deals but Bournemouth contacted me and said they could offer me something better. Eddie Howe told me I have everything I need to succeed, and it will just be a case of sorting out a few points in my game when I get down there.”

Look forward to seeing him in action. Let’s hope he’s good.

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