Jonathan Philip Mitchell (born 24 November 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for EFL League One club Doncaster Rovers.
He was previously with Newcastle United as a youth and reserve player, and has also played for Workington and Luton Town on loan.
Early and personal life
Mitchell was born and raised in Hartlepool, and is a Hartlepool United supporter. He attended High Tunstall College of Science, where he captained the rugby team.
Mitchell made his debut for Newcastle United's reserve team in January 2011 while still at school. He spent time on loan at Workington during the second half of the 2012–13 season, and returned to the club for a second loan spell in August 2013.
He was released by Newcastle in June 2014, signing immediately for Derby County. He said he was looking forward to working with Derby's goalkeeping coach Eric Steele. He made his professional debut on 9 January 2016 in the FA Cup.
On 5 March, Mitchell joined League Two club Luton Town on loan until the end of the 2015–16 season. He made his debut on the same day in a 1–0 win away to Leyton Orient.
On 21 March, Mitchell was named in the Football League Team of the Week for his performance against Plymouth Argyle two days earlier when he made a number of saves, mostly notably from Graham Carey and Gregg Wylde, keeping a clean sheet to help Luton earn a 1–0 away win. Following an injury to Lee Grant, Derby recalled Mitchell early from his loan on 5 April.
On 29 September 2016, Mitchell was called up to the England U21 squad for the first time for their 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.