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Owls target linked with Championship

Owls target linked with Championship

Wednesday will face some stiff competition for in-demand striker Neil Mellor, with a trio of Championship sides linked with his services.

Doncaster Rovers, Southampton and Watford have all been linked with the former Owls loanee today.

Mellor, who excelled during a season-long loan at Hillsborough from Preston last season, is on Gary Megson's hitlist for new signings at S6 this summer.

Wednesday were expected to make a move for the former Liverpool striker in the close season but contrasting reports about his future have put a possible return to S6 in doubt.

Interest from the Championship could see Mellor opt for a move there, although his season-long stint with the Owls last term will be an advantage for Wednesday.

Brighton and Hove Albion, promoted to the Championship last term, were linked with the hitman towards the end of last season but interest has cooled, especially given the Seagulls' capture of Craig Mackail-Smith.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday July 6 2011
Time: 10:34AM

Comments

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Time to move, its dragged on for too long. Hope GM has new targets in mind.
DEZZYP
06/07/2011 10:40:00
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Whilst I don't hold it against any player wanting to play in a higher division like The Championship, did Mellor not come to us on loan in the first place because he wasn't good enough anymore to play for Preston? Who play in The Championship! Just saying!!!
Owls That!
06/07/2011 11:15:00
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A-L-F is probably only on about 2-3k a week at Rotherham so why doesn't MM forget about paying 10k a week to Mellor and stump up the asking price for A-L-F and pay him 5k a week job done everyones happy( in theory )
wedalways
06/07/2011 11:41:00
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im with you wedalways, go for someone cheap who has raw potential, you look at peterborough they got boyd CMS and mclean from knowhere and they came good, alot of players who excel in league 1 are braught in from league 2 or the conference. Take a punt with ALF or even donaldson from crewe
smiggyswfc
06/07/2011 11:59:00
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smiggy good shout with Donaldson just not certain Madine (if he is not banged up) would work well with him as they are both players that like the ball in the air and play for flick ons which ALF would thrive on. as cover for madine would be a usefull addition though but as always Meggo's shout
wedalways
06/07/2011 12:45:00
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Think Donaldson has signed for Brentford.Cant believe that no one has been linked with Le Fondre,he must be worth a gamble in our league.
leons gloves
06/07/2011 12:57:00
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would like mellor back end of day he still scored 20 last year whatever people say about him give the lad what he wants before we get stuck with 2nd rate strikers morrison being a prime example
retfordowl1867
06/07/2011 13:00:00
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still think we could spend £10k a week more wisely than on one player even though he did a decent job for us last year - 2 pacey wingers on 5k a week would please me more
wedalways
06/07/2011 13:11:00
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I'd like to see ALF in the blue and white stripes. I recon he would rise to the challenge and enjoy performing in front of larger crowds than he will ever expect to witness with the small club he is with now
Kettering OWL 1963
06/07/2011 14:06:00
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Mellor's career is close to ending. I think he did a great job on loan last term, but it's time to stop speculating and ALF is the answer.
Kettering OWL 1963
06/07/2011 14:11:00
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