Micky just happy to help Reds until a decision is made

Brighton v Barnsley' Micky Mellon and Paul Heckingbottom stalk the dugout
Brighton v Barnsley' Micky Mellon and Paul Heckingbottom stalk the dugout
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Barnsley caretaker boss Micky Mellon doesn’t know whether he will be offered the vacant manager’s position on a permanent basis

Mellon helped guide the Reds to a win ay Brighton on Tuesday, their first match since David Flitcroft’s sacking.

The Star discovered earlier this week that Mellon will be given a run of games to prove that he’s the man to lead the club out of the relegation zone.

But the Scot remained coy on his future following the club’s first away win since February. “I’m employed by the club and I’ve been asked to do a job, but I don’t really know what’s going on above me and what their [the board’s] thoughts are” said Mellon.

“But as long as I’m doing what I’m doing, well I’ll do the best I can. I’m enjoying it and we’ll just have to see what happens. I haven’t been asked the question (permanent deal) so obviously I’d have to sit down with people and discuss what was asked of me. But we don’t know what’s going on upstairs because a due process is taking place. I’ve been asked to get the players ready on Thursday. Hopefully I’m the first to hear what’s happening.”

Goals from Jacob Mellis and a second of the season for Paddy McCourt did the trick as the Reds ended a 16-game sequence without a road win. But the challenge for Mellon, new assistant caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom and their players doesn’t get any easier with a tough clash at Burnley on Saturday,

“The frustrating thing is that the players are an unbelievably talented group - I back them to the hilt,” added Mellon.