Tranmere boss Micky Mellon has denied that there were any discussions between himself and St Mirren after recent speculation linked him with a move away from Rovers.
Mellon was speaking at a Supporter’s Club event at Prenton Park last night, and after revealing that Steve McNulty had agreed a new contract, he also spoke about that speculation linking him with jobs elsewhere.
A newspaper in Scotland had claimed Mellon had travelled to St Mirren for talks with the Scottish club prior to them appointing Alan Stubbs to the manager position.
However, it seems this was all typical press nonsense.
Micky laughed the story off, revealing that his mum sent him a text message following publication of the article to ask why he hadn’t dropped in to visit her while he was up there. Mellon is from Paisley, the very town in which St Mirren are located.
In reality, there was no contact between Mellon and St Mirren, and the Rovers boss had in fact been on holiday in Mexico at the time. He also said that he has too much respect for people at Tranmere to go speaking with other clubs.
Tranmere “tried everything” to keep Andy Cook
It was also revealed that the club did all it could to try and keep hold of top scorer Andy Cook who left to join Walsall on a free transfer last month.
Cook, who it was revealed by Walsall this week turned down twice as much money to sign for a National League club (presumably Salford), was lured to the Midlands with the promise of League One football.
Cook has certainly left with Rovers fans still on his side, and the club too have added their backing to the forward saying he leaves Prenton Park with their blessing.