Micky Mellon has once again used the loan market to his advantage, bringing in Burnley winger Josh Ginnelly on loan until the end of the season.
The 20 year-old winger will add much needed pace and width to a Tranmere team that hasn’t quite looked the same since Dylan Mottley-Henry returned to Barnsley. Without the Tykes youngster, Tranmere’s potency going forward has tailed off and the team have not had the same balance as was offered in previous weeks.
Ginnelly’s arrival is a promising one – he has cut short a loan spell at League Two Lincoln City to join Rovers and spent the end of last season also on loan there. He played a key role in helping The Imps edge out Tranmere for the league title in the closing stages of the campaign.
He re-joined Lincoln on loan for this season, making 15 appearances. There has been stiff competition for places on the wing at Sincill Bank this season, and so Ginnelly was recalled by Burnley to allow him to come to Prenton Park.
Nicknamed “Gino”, presumably in relation to his surname and the 1990’s ice cream of a similar name (watch the TV advert), Ginnelly was given his professional debut by Micky Mellon at Shrewsbury Town. He had started his youth career at Aston Villa before being released and moving in to the youth setup at Shrewsbury.
Following only a handful of first team appearances, Ginnelly joined Burnley but failed to make the break through in to the first team. He has spent time on loan at Altrincham and Walsall prior to joining Lincoln last season.