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Owls Boss Confirms Mellor Interest

Wednesday boss Alan Irvine has confirmed his interest in Preston North End striker Neil Mellor - but the hitman could be priced out of the Owls' budget.

Mellor, son of former Owls player Ian, is out-of-favour at Deepdale and Irvine, who managed the striker during his time at the Lancashire club, has long been linked with his services.

And now the Wednesday boss has confirmed that he's interested in signing Mellor - if the price is right.

'Neil is obviously a player I know very well,' he told the Sheffield Telegraph.

'He's a goalscorer and we'll need them. The situation is that Preston have made it known they don't want him but he's not out of contract and they're hoping to get a fee for him.'

Irvine has one of the better budgets to work with in League One next season wage-wise, but cannot afford to splash out transfer fees on new recruits.

He's still on the lookout for a striker to complement Marcus Tudgay and recent arrival Paul Heffernan.

And he's set to make contact with North End to find out how much they want their striker - who is still under contract at Deepdale.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 17 2010

Time: 12:33PM

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Well, as much as I like the player not a catch in hells chance of getting him. Surely go to a Championship club. Probably the scum now they know we are interested. Enough of that. Who has seen Straffords tell all in the Star today. Dont want to be the one to say I told you as much, but reads pretty much like I thought it was. Get rid of the dead wood on the board, especially Grierson who has administered the purse strings for the whole period we were getting deeper and deeper into the s**t. Out him at the earliest possibility.
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17/06/2010 12:58:00

CAT (who's catch)
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17/06/2010 12:59:00

surely Dont want Mellor we just got rid of one expensive sicknote.
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17/06/2010 16:38:00

Mellor hardly played under Irvine so he cant rate/like him that much
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17/06/2010 17:05:00

Hes another who had injury problems. I rate him think could do a job League One easily
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17/06/2010 21:07:00

yes a job for the physios
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17/06/2010 22:12:00

unless preston decide they dont want a fee for him, hes not coming anyway!!
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17/06/2010 23:33:00


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