Crewe Alexandra have confirmed that defender Kelvin Mellor has returned to the club, becoming the club’s second signing of the summer after Conor Thomas joined yesterday, on an initial 12-month deal following his release from Carlisle United earlier this month.
Mellor, 31, started his career with Nantwich Town before moving to the Alex in 2007 (which saw him sign a scholarship deal – hence why he’s regarded as an Academy graduate), playing almost 100 games for the club including 2 victories at Wembley in the League 2 Play-Offs and EFL Trophy before joining Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 2014. He would spend 2 seasons at Argyle, Blackpool and Bradford City before spending a season at both Morecambe and Carlisle.
What does this signing mean for the club?
He’s another experienced player (over 350 career appearances to date) who knows what it’s like to get promoted out of this league (he’s also won promotion from this level with Blackpool and Morecambe since leaving the Alex 8 years ago).
I think that he’ll be a rotation option rather than the first choice in the right-back/right wing-back position with a younger player playing the majority of the games.