Promising Burnley keeper Mitchell in U21 NI call up

Portrush lad Conor Mitchell
Portrush lad Conor Mitchell

Portrush lad Conor Mitchell (19) has been included in the Northern Ireland under 21 squad, for an Under 21 Euro 2017 qualifier against Scotland.

The game will be played at St Mirren on March 29.

Mitchell who is on the books at Burnley, was called up to the Northern Ireland Under 21 squad for the first time back in August.

The Burnley Development Squad goalkeeper is currently on a one-month loan deal at Sheffield FC.

Conor, who has also represented Northern Ireland at under 19 level, previously enjoyed a spell with the Evo-Stik League First Division South outfit at the start of the current campaign.

Mitchell, a former Dominican College pupil, made the first team bench with Burnley back in December.