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Mellor Open To Brighton Move

Mellor Open To Brighton Move

On-loan Wednesday striker Neil Mellor has admitted a move to champions elect Brighton & Hove Albion would be an 'interesting option' to him.

Mellor, on-loan at Hillsborough from Preston North End, has been linked with a move to the Seagulls at the end of the current campaign.

The option is one of a number open to the former Liverpool Academy graduate, with a full-time move to Wednesday and a return to fight for his place at Preston also possibilities.

Mellor's 'come and get me' plea to Brighton comes just days before Wednesday travel down to face the npower League One leaders.

He told The Argus: 'I have still got one more year left on my contract at Preston. I said at the end of this season I would re-evaluate. Obviously I was hoping to be there or thereabouts for promotion but it hasn't worked out like that.'

He continued: 'Brighton are a big club. They`ve got the move to a new stadium and Championship football for them next season is pretty much guaranteed. That would definitely be an interesting option.'

A move to Brighton, as with Wednesday, would see Mellor follow in the footsteps of his dad Ian, who also played for Albion.

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Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday April 7 2011
Time: 5:49PM

Comments

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Yet again we nurture a player who is at a brick wall and then let him slip through our fingers.
tommacandernie
07/04/2011 19:22:00
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cant blame him for weighing up his options, he's hardly played under megson, i actually fancy preston will want to keep him when they turn out on league 1 next season.
DEZZYP
07/04/2011 19:39:00
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sign him up now!
Wednesdayforlife
07/04/2011 19:58:00
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I fully agree he has to weigh up the options and as with everyone else he has to look at securing his own future. But what an indictment that a club I always considered as a level or two below us should be able to command the high ground. Next season will be a defining watershed for the club we all love,whether it be GM or MM or whoever is in charge the summer comings and goings will be pivotal. UTO
tommacandernie
07/04/2011 20:03:00
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Well you can't knock him for being interested in a move to Brighton because he's only on loan to us and he doesn't owe us anything in truth. If we do offer him a deal then he must be guaranteed first-team football for it to be worthwhile to him. It's fine to say Brighton are a level or two below us but they're clearly a team on the rise and the same cannot be said of us!
TheDon1974
07/04/2011 20:21:00
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Wait til next season and I will remind you when we both have nose bleeds from the dizzy heights of the top of the table!!
tommacandernie
07/04/2011 20:36:00
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get him signed be stupid to let him go just starting to form a gd partnership with madine
retfordowl1867
07/04/2011 21:53:00
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Tommacarndernie I was talking about this season. I'm not stupid enough to write off next season already. If Mellor is to make a decision at the end of the season, we've hardly given a glowing account of ourselves now have we?
TheDon1974
07/04/2011 23:24:00
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I don't think he'll be back at Preston next season. They are seriously short of money (where have we heard that before???) and relegation will make it even worse for them - they'll be off-loading Mellor and others too. Not sure Brighton would guarantee him first team football. If GM & MM want him at Hillsborough next year, we should sign him now. There will be more than just Brighton tracking him right now.
Prestonowl
08/04/2011 08:55:00
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I think it's pretty naive to think GM and MM won't be already working in the background to secure our most prolific striker of what's been a poor season. Even if we don't get Mellor, which I hope we do, I'm confident we'll be spending money in the summer buying players of Mellors standard if not better. Milan will be all guns blazing with a comparitively big warchest to ensure he doesn't suffer an embarrassment like he has this season again. Disappointed that Brighton Hove Albion are now deemed as a club worthy of beating us in the transfer market for a player. There's a measure of how far we've fallen over the years eh? Frightening.
Carbone's Padawan
08/04/2011 09:22:00
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