Mellor aims to continue Blackpool goal rush

Blackpool celebrate Kelvin Mellor's magnificent goal against Rotherham
Blackpool celebrate Kelvin Mellor's magnificent goal against Rotherham
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Blackpool’s Kelvin Mellor aims to keep his impressive scoring record going for as long as possible.

ddBlackpool’s Kelvin Mellor aims to keep his impressive scoring record going for as long as possible.

The defender has scored in his last three games. And after his long-range rocket in the defeat to Rotherham United last weekend, he hopes to net another at Shrewsbury Town today.

Mellor said: “It must be the best scoring record I’ve ever had. It’s nice to get on the scoresheet, so hopefully it’s a record that can keep going. The goal against Rotherham was probably the best I’ve ever scored. I just caught it sweet and couldn’t have hit it better.

“I was buzzing to score again. I’m fortunate to be on the end of a few balls at the minute and it just seems to be going my way.”

Mellor is no stranger to scoring, having found the net seven times to help the Seasiders win promotion last season.

But his scoring streak has coincided with a poor run of results and the 26-year-old added: “Last weekend’s defeat was tough to take, especially when we were 1-0 up and cruising.

“Second half they came out well and we struggled to deal with what they had. We weren’t aggressive enough in either box. That’s what we need to work on.

“We’ve gone through it all this week and had meetings about it. I think as players we’ve just got to hold our hands up when we could have helped out a bit more.

“I think we’re playing good football and it’s not been a bad start to the season, but it could have been better. I think we should be up there with how we’re playing.”

Pool head to New Meadow with key players out injured – Kyle Vassell, Ollie Turton and Mark Cullen – but Mellor sees no reason why they can’t get a result.

He said: “We’ve got a few injuries but the lads coming in have to step up and take their chance. No-one expected Shrewsbury to be so high (second), so it will be a big test but one I think we can rise to.”