Mellon set to be loan arranger
Fleetwood boss Micky Mellon has revealed he is poised to bolster
his injury-hit defence with a loan signing this week.
Mellon was forced into a reshuffle at the back 15 minutes into
Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Cheltenham after skipper Steve McNulty
limped out of the action.
Additionally, Blackpool youngster Ashley Eastham’s decision to
join Notts County in favour of extending his loan with the Cod Army
has left Mellon short at centre-back, but the Scot expects to bring
in an unnamed defender by Thursday.
“We’re looking actively to try and bring in another centre-half
because we only have one recognised centre-half at the minute and
that’s Youl Mawene,” he said.
“We’d hoped that we’d have Ashley Eastham for another month
because he’d agreed to come, so we allowed Rob Atkinson to go to
Accrington. But then Ashley changed his mind and it left us a wee
bit bare to be honest.
“But we’ve got a good scouting system and good contacts and we
think that we’ve hopefully secured somebody who will come in and
start training with us on Thursday.”