The Mellor's Tale

STANDING at six feet and two inches, Kelvin Mellor is a taller than average right back and the Green Army will certainly hope that he will turn out to be a huge success at Home Park.

The 23-year-old full back has joined Argyle having been released by Sky Bet League 1 side Crewe Alexandra.

Like a number of the signings already made by manager John Sheridan, the defender has plied his trade for most of career at a higher level than League 2.

Having joined Crewe Alexandra from local non-league side Nantwich Town, Mellor went onto to represent the Alex 91 times, netting twice.

During the early part of his career at Gresty Road he was loaned out a number of times, first to Newcastle Town (2010), then to Stafford Rangers (2010) and Leek Town (2011) before playing 11 games for Icelandic side ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar.

Mellor made his debut for Crewe in 2010, under Dario Gradi, as a late substitute away to Morecambe in 2010.

He then managed to establish himself as a regular in the first team during the Railwaymen’s promotion campaign in 2011-12.

In that season, under the stewardship of Steve Davis, Mellor played 15 games, including the Play-off final 2-0 win against Cheltenham Town at Wembley.

A year later and Mellor was once again playing below that famous arch, this time in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final and, like the last time he graced the Wembley pitch, he tasted victory as his Crewe side defeated Southend United 2-0.

Mellor went to play 42 times in the Railwaymen’s first League 1 campaign, and made 32 appearances last term, although found his role limited to the bench in the final months of the season. He was released by Crewe at the end of the campaign.