Mellon interested in striker and defender


Tranmere boss Micky Mellon is interested in adding two new faces to his Rovers squad, with a striker and defender top of his list. understands that Mellon is keen to strengthen his squad but that movement of players in to the club is dependent on existing players leaving.

We don’t have any information about potential forwards Mellon wishes to recruit, but bolstering a strike force that remains heavily reliant on Andy Cook and James Norwood is a priority. With James Alabi’s loan move to Dover now resurrected and George Waring out at Kidderminster, Andy Mangan is the last frontman looking to be moved on.

No word yet on who the potential signings may be, however recent speculation that Peterborough’s Ricky Miller is a target seems to be wide of the mark, or at least very ambitious. If Posh loan him out, expect him to be no lower then League Two. There has been confirmed interest from a host of clubs in the National League, including Aldershot, but Peterborough have confirmed the player has turned down a host of clubs already with geography said to be a key factor.

Defensively, Mellon is keen to add experienced back-up to the squad for the run-in. Jay McEveley has failed to impress since joining in the summer, and understands there is also a clause in McEveley’s contract that would see it extended for a further 12 months should he hit a certain number of appearances. This makes it highly-unlikely he will see much more action at Tranmere.

Press reports in Cumbria suggest Tranmere are lining-up a move for Carlisle defender Mark Ellis on loan. The defender played against Rovers for Forest Green in last year’s Play-Off final at Wembley. Incidentially, Ellis has lost his place at Carlisle due to the signing of Clint Hill.

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