David Mellor (footballer)

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David Mellor
Personal information
Full name David Anthony Mellor[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Oldham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
2001–2009 Manchester United
2009–2011 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Oldham Athletic 47 (1)
2012 Chorley (loan) 8 (0)
2014 Alfreton Town (loan) 7 (1)
2015 FC Halifax Town (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2016 Barrow 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:37, 14 April 2016 (UTC).

David Anthony Mellor is an English semi-professional footballer who played most recently for Barrow.

Career[edit]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Mellor joined Oldham Athletic as sixteen-year-old from Manchester United.[3] However, Mellor suffered a knee injury, but was given a full-time two-year scholarships, having initially joined the club on a non-contract basis.[4] After spending time in Oldham's youth team he made his competitive debut during the second match of the 2011–12 season, as a substitute in a Football League Cup match against Carlisle United.[5] He scored sixteen minutes into his Football League debut on 16 August in a match against Scunthorpe.[6]

On 28 August 2011 The People reported that Premier League Fulham manager Martin Jol was preparing a bid for teenager Mellor after scouts were impressed with his strength and maturity.[7] Nothing came of this report however, and he remained at Oldham by signing his first professional contract with the club, keeping him until 2013.[8] In October 2011, Oldham Athletic rejected a bid for Mellor from an unnamed club, which the club's captain Dean Furman was urgent for Mellor to stay at the club.[9][10] However, Mellor's form at Oldham Athletic soon slumped because of family reasons and his own injury concern, though Mellor made his return to the first team against Carlisle United on the final game of the season.[11][12] Despite the issues, Mellor made 21 appearances at the end of the season.

However, Mellor soon lost his first team place to Jonathan Grounds at the start of the 2012–13 season[13] and in October 2012 he joined Chorley on loan for a one-month period[14] and made his club debut on 16 October in a Northern Premier League match against AFC Fylde.[15] Just nine appearance for Chorley, Mellor returned to his parent club on 19 November 2012.[16] After his return, Mellor made his first appearance of the season on 19 January 2013, in a 2–1 loss against Coventry City.[17] After making three appearance playing as a centre-midfielder against Bury, Yeovil Town and Crawley Town,[18] Mellor signed a twelve-month contract with the club.[19] Mellor stated he signed a contract with the club, citing Manager Lee Johnson gave him confidence in the first team.[18]

At the start of the 2013–14 season, Mellor made two starts for the first two matches before suffering a hamstring against Walsall, though it was not serious.[20] Mellor made his first team on 14 September 2013, against Rotherham United, only to be sent-off in the 41st minutes, in a 3–2 loss.[21] After serving three match ban,[22] Mellor made his return, coming on as a substitute for Joseph Mills in the 62nd minutes, in a 2–0 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 22 October 2013.[23] Mellor would be often used in first team ins and out throughout the second half of the season before a knee injury kept him sidelined throughout the season.[24] Despite making twenty appearance in the 2013–14 season, the one-year option that the club had on Mellor's contract was exercised, extending his contract till the end of the 2014–15 season.[25]

In the 2014–15 season, Mellor joined Alfreton Town for a one-month loan on 17 September 2014.[26] Mellor made his Alfreton Town debut, in a 3–2 win over Telford United on 16 September 2014.[27] Mellor scored his first Alfreton Town in three years, in a 1–0 win over Nuneaton Town on 20 September 2014.[28] After scoring once in seven starts, Mellor made his return to his parent club on 21 October 2014.[29] After making his return to his parent club, Mellor made his Oldham Athletic debut, coming on as a substitute for Carl Winchester in the 78th minutes, in a 2–2 draw against Doncaster Rovers on 10 January 2015.[30] Mellor made another appearance on 25 April 2015, making his first start of the season in a 2–0 loss against Walsall.[31]

With Mellor only featuring twice all season for Oldham Athletic and seemingly falling out of favour, he joined Halifax Town on Deadline Day, 2 February 2015 on loan until the end of the season.[32] However, just only appearance for Halifax Tow, Mellor's loan spell at the club was terminated.[33] At the end of the 2014–15 season, Mellor was among five players to had been released by the club.[34]

Barrow[edit]

On 18 June 2015 Mellor signed a two-year deal with Barrow AFC.On 2 September 2016 Mellor's contract was terminated after only appearing 26 times for Barrow, 5 of them were under the new manager Paul Cox

Harrisburg Heat[edit]

The Harrisburg Heat have signed midfielder Mellor to a growing roster of experienced players joining the 2017 team.

“I can’t wait to start the season. I’m looking forward to a new challenge and I am ready to embrace it,” said Mellor. “I’m excited to be a part of the club’s new direction and I just want to show people what I can do on the pitch.”

“David is a great player with size, speed, skill and the versatility we are looking for,” said Harrisburg Heat CEO Carl Delmont.

“We are looking at a lot of great players to bring our fans quality soccer. This is one of several great signings we are announcing in the coming days,” Delmont continued. [35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 40. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 509. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "David's Day To Remember". Oldham Athletic AFC. 19 October 2010. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nine new boys aim to make their mark". Oldham Chronicle. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Oldham 1 – 1 Carlisle". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Scunthorpe United 1 – 2 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Fulham face a tough time to hold on to Clint Dempsey – Exclusive". The People. 28 August 2011. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Latics secure Mellor deal". Sky Sports. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Latics rejected Mellor bid". Sky Sports. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Furman urges Mellor stay". Sky Sports. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Oldham Athletic 2 – 1 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Mellor repays faith". Oldham Chronicle. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Firing on all cylinders". Oldham Chronicle. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Watters, David (15 October 2012). "Latics loan duo lift Chorley". Northern Premier League. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Match report: AFC Fylde – 16/10/2012". Chorley FC. 16 October 2012. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Loan players return". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 19 November 2012. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Coventry City 2 – 1 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Mellor to stick with Latics". Oldham Chronicle. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "New contract for Mellor". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 22 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "David Mellor's injury". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 11 August 2013. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Rotherham United 3 – 2 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Johnson keeps the faith". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 20 September 2013. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 0 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Lee’s challenge to gifted winger". Oldham Chronicle. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Oldham Athletic retained list". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Mellor loaned to Alfreton". Sky Sports. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  27. ^ "Alfreton Town 3 – 2 Telford United". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  28. ^ "LOAN WATCH: David Mellor". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 22 September 2014. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  29. ^ "Mellor Returns From Loan". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 21 October 2014. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  30. ^ "Oldham Athletic 2 – 2 Doncaster Rovers". BBC Sport. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  31. ^ "Walsall 2 – 0 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  32. ^ "Mellor Leaves on Loan". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  33. ^ "Mellor returns to Oldham early". Sky Sports. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  34. ^ "Oldham Athletic: Latics announce release of two players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  35. ^ "Heat Sign Mellor". http://harrisburgheat.com/. Harrisburg Heat. Retrieved 2 September 2016.  External link in |website= (help)

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