Bradford City have completed the signing of Kelvin Mellor on a 2-year deal after his release from Blackpool earlier in the summer. He becomes manager Michael Collins’ 14th signing of the summer.
Mellor, 27, started his career as a youngster at Nantwich Town before joining Crewe as a 17-year-old where he made over almost 100 appearances in all competitions after loan spells back at Nantwich, Newcastle Town, Stafford Rangers and Leek Town as well as a spell in the summer of 2011 at Icelandic club ÍBV (where he also got an opportunity to play in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds).
Upon leaving the Alex in 2014, he joined Plymouth Argyle where he made his 3rd Wembley appearance (the other 2 came in successive seasons at the Alex) in his final game for the Pilgrims before a move to Blackpool 2 years ago.
What are Bradford getting from the signing of Mellor?
Kelvin is an athletic full-back who can play on both sides although he’s more comfortable at right-back and is an experienced player having made almost 300 appearances in his career. He’s also decent in the air as Neil Baker once described him as the best header of the ball at the Alex just after his made his debut for the club.