Barnsley: Wilson delight over Mellon

Micky Mellon
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Former caretaker boss Micky Mellon has been appointed as Danny Wilson’s new assistant manager at Barnsley.

Mellon’s future was unclear, having been given a run of three games to land the job on a permanent basis.

But the Scot is understood to be keen to help new manager Wilson drive the club forward.

“Retaining Micky as an assistant manager is going to be absolutely paramount from our point of view,” stressed Wilson.

“He’s going to be a great help.

“His experience and his knowledge, certainly of the players, is going to be paramount in us going forward.

I’m delighted he’s going to stay.

“We’ve got off to a very good start, we had a good chat for a few hours, so let’s hope we can transfer that to the players.

“I’ve met the players and all the staff. I had a little chat with them.

It was fine, it seems a good atmosphere.”

And Wilson hopes his experience having managed Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, MK Dons and Hartlepool United will help him improve a troubled situation at a club where he has previously thrived as a player and manager.

“It’s [the club] changed a hell of a lot, but it’s been a long time [since I was here],” added Wilson.

“All the experience I’ve got puts me in good stead for being back in this position.”