A SCOTTISH Premiership goalkeeper was spotted training in Irvine, as he looks to remain sharp ahead of next season’s restart.

Hibernian goalkeeper David Mitchell, who lives in the town, was put through his paces by former Kilwinning Rangers goalkeeper Jon Connolly at the Irvine Rugby Club pitches last week.

The former Ayr, Stranraer, Clyde and Dundee ‘keeper was looking to remain sharp ahead of the new season, where he will be competing with former Scotland star David Marshall, and Polish youngster Kevin Dabrowski for the number one jersey.

The stopper, originally from Stevenston, moved back to the area when he signed for the Edinburgh club in 2021.

Current Annan Athletic goalkeeper coach Jon Connolly spoke to the Times about the sessions.

He said: “I’ve known Mitch since about 2012, when I was at Kilwinning, my goalie coach Eric Phillips brought him in to train.

“We’ve been pals ever since, we speak every day. Obviously he’s off for the off-season, he just wants to tick over. It’s ideal. I can get in during the day with him before the season starts. Though I’m from Coatbridge, he makes me travel down there!”