Swindon Town have announced the signing of their former youngster Jayden Mitchell-Lawson on a free transfer.
The youngster joins having been released from Derby County over the summer, and he’s back where it all started. He left Swindon to join Derby having risen through the academy at the County Ground.
He was snapped up as part of a double deal that included Jayden Bogle (now of Sheffield United), who then went onto impress in the Rams Academy. It was under Frank Lampard where Mitchell-Lawson made his debut for Derby against Stoke City in a 0-0 draw.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Director of Football Ben Chorley said: “Jayden has been working with us for a couple of weeks now.
“Improving his fitness, his strength and getting over the injury that he had. He’s shown excellent application and has responded very well to the training regime.”
The 21 year old attacker also has the opportunity to work alongside manager Ben Garner again, whom he played under at Bristol Rovers during a loan spell in 2020.
Chorley highlighted this as a key reason in bringing him in: “Ben Garner has worked with Jayden before so knows his character, and we feel he brings a different dynamic to the squad. He is a player that came through our youth setup and we’re pleased to welcome him home.
“He is 21-years-old with great potential and knows what this club means to the community, the fans and to the staff that are now in place.”
Swindon Town have not disclosed the length of the contract.
Mitchell-Lawson was highly rated at Derby and his loan spell at Bristol Rovers was a productive one up until the league was postponed due to Covid-19. He’s a winger with immense potential that has gone unfulfilled so far, but with a move back to familiar surroundings, the 21 year old should flourish under a manager who knows plenty about him.