Midfielder Andrew Mitchell joins Crusaders

Andrew Mitchell with Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter
Andrew Mitchell joined Rangers as an 18-year-old

Irish Premiership champions Crusaders have signed former Rangers and Northern Ireland Under-21 midfielder Andrew Mitchell.

The 23-year-old, who most recently played for Annan Athletic in Scottish League Two, has agreed a two-year contract with the north Belfast club.

Mitchell is the second Crues signing of the close season, Bangor striker Jordan Forsythe having also moved to Seaview.

Crusaders chairman Stephen Bell hailed Mitchell's arrival as a superb move.

"He is a player who our manager Stephen Baxter has long admired and he will fit into the team with no problems," said Bell.

"We can look forward to seeing yet another exciting local lad play in red and black and giving his all for Crusaders."