Richard Mitchell is back.
Richard Mitchell is back. DARRYN SMITH Soca

Coach Mitchell's magic recovery

HE has always prided himself on staying positive, and no better display of this was shown than at Spirit training on Tuesday.

Exactly one week after being hospitalised after an ugly car crash on his way to football practice, opens coach Richard Mitchell was back on the paddock, directing his troops like nothing had changed.

He sported a decent number of stitches on the top of his head, but shrugged them aside with a laugh and a quiet joke.

“The boys have been very sympathetic,” he said sarcastically.

Mitchell hopes his injury will be the only one he has to deal with as he tries to bring a full-strength squad together for the proposed first-round clash with North Queensland Razorbacks at Martens Oval on March 27 or 28.

“I want to start signing guys this week. I want to get the key guys in and get the platform sorted,” he said.

He said he would be seeking the signatures of Laurie Stephenson, Brett Kitching, Lucas Read, Matt Doolan and Aaron Bakker.



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