Small-sided games – Issue 27 (October 2012)
In a professional career lasting 17 years during which he clocked up over 500 senior appearances, Paisleyborn Micky Mellon took his first senior post when becoming assistant manager at Lancaster City in June 2006.
He moved on to coach youth teams at Burnley, before being unveiled as manager of ambitious non-league side Fleetwood Town in 2008.
Two promotions later and the Lancashire club are one of the favourites for the npower League Two title this season.
As a player, Mellon – a midfielder – turned out for a number of clubs, including Tranmere Rovers, Burnley and Blackpool.
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