May 6, 1924
Hull City have started their team building for next season, and it is announced that on Tuesday the Anlaby Road organisation signed on two players, a centre-half and a centre-forward, from the Liverpool club.
Ronald Mitchell is the centre-half signed, and he stands 5ft. 10½ inches. in height, and turns the scale at 11st. 10lb. He is a native of Birkenhead, from which town Harry Lewis, the present Hull City forward, came. Mitchell joined the Liverpool club in August, 1922, having previously played for Skelmersdale United, the old club of David Mercer. Mitchell originally played as a right half back, but has played in the Liverpool Central League team as a centre-forward. He should be specially suited to second division style of football.
Griff Owen is the centre-forward. He is a native of Liverpool, a local player, and joined the Liverpool Club in August 1921. He, too, should do well in second division football, having played in Central league matches. He is considered to be a good shot.
It is understood that Hull City desired to sign these players during the past season, but were only successful in securing the signature of Lewis, with whose play, by the way, the newcomers to Anlaby Road are familiar.
(Hull Daily Mail: May 7, 1924)
Ronald Mitchell, Hull City F.C.