Dream Ahead

KELVIN Mellor has plenty of experience of playing at Wembley Stadium, and after a 2-0 Argyle win over Shrewsbury Town secured their play-off spot...

...he wants to see his teammates get their own special moment at the Home of Football. 

After delivering a pin-point cross for Bobby Reid for fire home the Pilgrims’ opener, Mellor took centre stage at Greenhous Meadow, netting his first Argyle goal and securing a win that takes the Greens one step closer to a trip to Wembley and a shot at promotion from Sky Bet League 2.

Whilst many players and fans alike will be hard pressed to stop themselves imagining what a trip to Wembley could be like, Mellor can draw on past – and positive – experiences. The former Crewe man made the trip to the famous arch with the Alex twice and was on the winning side both times, achieving promotion from League 2 in 2012, before lifting the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy a year later. 

“It’s one of the days you dream of as a kid, to play at Wembley,” said Kelvin. “Thinking of the people that have played on that pitch, for you to get on that pitch, it is such a nice feeling. 

“You’ve got all the fans who haven’t had any special moments like that in a while, so it would be special for the club, as well as for the players to play there. It’s just a dream come true.”

Argyle now know that to get to Wembley, they must defeat Wycombe Wanderers over two legs in the play-off semi-final, and Kelvin is confident that they can see off the Chairboys, beginning with a Saturday evening clash at Home Park.

“With the first leg at home, nobody’s going to want to come down and play us; we’ve dominated all season down there. I fancy our chances, to be honest. 

“It’s just all about consistency, really. Obviously going into the play-offs now, it’s going to be tough, so we need to put in good performances. Hopefully we can take that on, if and when get to Wembley.”