PROP Craig Mitchell has joined the sizeable contingent of former Dragons players at Bath in the English Premiership, according to reports.

The 31-year-old tighthead was released by the Dragons at the end of last season after joining on a one-year deal from Cardiff Blues the previous summer.

Mitchell made 11 appearances for the Rodney Parade region with just two of them starts, at Ulster on opening weekend of the Guinness PRO12 and at Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Nonetheless, the ex-Osprey was a popular member of the squad and was voted as clubman of the year by his peers.

The 15-times capped international, who played at the 2011 World Cup, is returning to the Premiership according to the Bath Chronicle.

Mitchell enjoyed a spell with Exeter Chiefs between 2011 and 2014 and has now agreed to add to the front row options at Bath.

He has been training with the West Country giants and earned a deal that will see him tussle with Henry Thomas, Kane Palma-Newport, Max Lahiff and his Dragons predecessor Shaun Knight for the number 3 jersey.

Former Dragons boss Darren Edwards is backs and skills coach at the Rec while number eight Taulupe Faletau, lock Luke Charteris, wing Aled Brew and Knight are on the roster along with fly-half Josh Lewis, who signed from Ebbw Vale this summer.