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
“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.”