Barnsley future excites Mellon

Barnsley’s assistant manager Micky Mellon refused to set the

club any targets after signing a new-one year rolling contract.

The 41-year-old former Blackpool, Burnley and Tranmere

midfielder helped mastermind Barnsley’s thrilling relegation escape

after teaming up with manager David Flitcroft and first-team coach

Martin Scott at Oakwell in December following the sacking of Keith


All three of the Tykes’ new management team put pen to paper on

their respective new deals at a press conference and former

Fleetwood manager Mellon is confident they can deliver continued


“First of all we’re really excited about the opportunity of

carrying on the work that we’ve started,” Mellon told Press

Association Sport.

“It’s been fantastic. We’ve really enjoyed the relationship

we’ve had with the players and the fans and we want to carry that


“The short-term aim is to win the next game. Clubs like Barnsley

can’t look too far ahead in the Championship because we’re not one

of the bigger clubs, who set out to try and win it.

“We’ll set out to win the first game and then move ahead. If you

start setting yourself goals like the play-offs, you’re setting

yourself up for failure, or over-estimating what might happen.

“We’re very ambitious. We came here because we think we can do

well. We want to do well. We’ll try and win the first game, then

the next one and then the one after that.

“We’ll adjust accordingly wherever we are and whatever the game

throws at us we’re very confident we can deal with it.”