Chesterfield new signing Kairo Mitchell is 'hell of a talent' who will become 'fan favourite'

The Spireites have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of striker Kairo Mitchell from National League rivals King’s Lynn Town.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 4:47 pm

The 23-year-old is a Grenada international and will compete with Akwasi Asante, Nathan Tyson, Adi Yussuf and Marcus Dinanga for a place in the starting line-up.

After a defeat to Notts County in February, King’s Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse said Mitchell has a bright future but indicated he is still a bit raw.

“Kairo’s finishing is probably what he is missing, that lethalness in front of goal,” Culverhouse said.“That’s why he is with us - if he scored 20-odd goals a season he wouldn’t be here."He is a hell of a talent, because he works and he wants to learn and learn – and he is only going to get better.”

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Kairo Mitchell has joined the Spireites from King's Lynn Town. Picture credit: Tim Smith
Kairo Mitchell has joined the Spireites from King's Lynn Town. Picture credit: Tim Smith

For some more insight on Mitchell we spoke to journalist Greg Plummer, who covers King’s Lynn Town for local newspaper Lynn News...

“He is by no means the finished article but there's no doubting that Mitchell will put his body on the line for the Chesterfield cause.” Greg said.“He netted a brace on his debut, at home to Wealdstone at the end of October, and ended his Linnets career with another double against Altrincham on Easter Monday.“In total, he played 22 times for Lynn, scoring eight goals. Mitchell will be the first to admit that he could have easily scored more, but he still leaves as joint top-scorer this campaign.”

Greg added: “Mitchell has led the Lynn line brilliantly during difficult times for the club.“His recent upturn in form was recognised with an international appearance for Grenada in a World Cup qualifier in El Salvador.“He found the back of the net five times in his last seven games and appeared to be learning and getting better with every appearance.“Confidence isn’t something Mitchell appears to lack, and he looks a far different player to the National League rookie who arrived in Norfolk a few months earlier.“Chesterfield have gained a player who will soon become a firm favourite with the fans if he continues the kind of form he displayed in his last few weeks with the Linnets.”