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Owls Sign Mellor On Season Loan

The busy day of transfer activity has continued in S6 today with Preston North End striker Neil Mellor the latest to become an Owl.

Sheffield-born Mellor has penned a season-long loan at Hillsborough and will join his new team-mates on their pre-season training camp in Austria, which starts on Saturday.

Owls boss Alan Irvine told the official SWFC website: 'Neil is a player I know very well from my time at Preston and I am delighted to bring him to Sheffield Wednesday for the season.

'We've worked really hard to bring Neil and all the other new players to the club and I'm very pleased with the business we have done.

'I'd be excited about the squad we have assembled for the Championship, never mind League One.'

Irvine worked with Mellor during his time as manager of the Deepdale club and will know his qualities well.

He follows Gary Teale, who signed a two-year deal at the club, to Wednesday today.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 2 2010

Time: 4:41PM

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pretty impressed to be fair.
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02/07/2010 16:59:00

If these two stays fit Mellor & Heffernan could be potent strike force in this league.
ecco owl
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02/07/2010 17:04:00

can't wait for season to start now bring on dagenham and who????
beverley owl
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02/07/2010 17:10:00

Yes agree ecco owl and providing they get the service.
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02/07/2010 18:34:00

always said if u have a decent strike force in league one you have a chance of going up league one winners 2010/11 sheffield wednesday
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02/07/2010 18:35:00

I think its a better squad than we had last year
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02/07/2010 19:24:00

whats guna happen when tudgay, JJ ding dong, spurr, beevers, purse and grant all leave in the next few weeks? its going to happen as you carn't afford it not to. UTB FTL1O
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02/07/2010 19:28:00

shut up idiot, go and cheer on your awesome strikeforce of bogdanovic and sharp!!! well wave at you when we past you next year d1ckhead!!! btw anyone on here going to austria??? i fly out a week today :)
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02/07/2010 19:46:00

great signing wonder what spider thinks to that
vic mobley
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02/07/2010 20:21:00

Great signing. Irvines done more in transfer market this summer than the past god knows how many seasons. Looking good!
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02/07/2010 22:07:00

hate to break it to ya pig boy but your squad is SERIOUSLY light on the ground. i personally always want sheffield teams to do well, in an ideal world sufc would be 2nd in prem behind owls but i think you will struggle this season. loo at our squads comapred, there isnt really much difference in quality if you are honest with yourself.
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03/07/2010 00:32:00

well done alan irvine, he's turned a pretty depressing end to last season into a positve start to this season. Looking forward to it...
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03/07/2010 05:40:00

can see mellor doing a great job for us and our other strikers just cant see him score to many goals very happy to have him big strong lad and hard to play against ..what is that tit BFL on about did anybody see the two they have on trial not JAPS .KOREA . CHINESE. but veitnemese
dublin owl
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03/07/2010 10:50:00

No point in arguing with BFL, his team are not in competition with us so no point, simple. Mellor, no great goal scorer but will lead the line allowing his strike partner the opportunity to make a name. If Tudders remains he should finish as top scorer.
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03/07/2010 12:24:00

That is the only way to react. Trying to score points is not funny. At least it isn't until they fail and you return.
SFC Forever
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03/07/2010 14:31:00

well done AI very impressed so far keep it up and where going up.... come on wednesday!
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04/07/2010 00:59:00

Anyone know anything about Youl Mawene being at Hillsbro for a medical on Friday? Also great article about Dave Richirds in the Express!
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05/07/2010 08:13:00

It is reported that Youl Mawene is set to quit Preston North End for Sheffield Wednesday. Mawene will be the third player to link up with former North End boss Alan Irvine at Hillsborough following Chris Sedgewick and Neil Mellor, who is joining the Owls on a season-long loan. Mawene is out of contract and has been in discussion with the club over a new contract. Boss Darren Ferguson was hopeful of keeping the veteran centre-back as he only has Sean St Ledger as a recognised player in that position. The recent Hemmings takeover has seen the introduction of a tight budget regime. It seems Mawene was asked to take a pay cut from 5000 to 3000 but he refused.
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