Have Bradford City moved on from Kelvin Mellor?

Bradford City's interest in Blackpool defender Kelvin Mellor seems to have cooled '“ much to the delight of manager Gary Bowyer.

Thursday, 25th January 2018, 2:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th January 2018, 3:00 pm
Mellor is a target for Blackpool's League One rivals Bradford City

It was confirmed last week that the Bantams had lodged a bid for the 26-year-old, but Pool’s League One rivals are yet to hear back from the club.

Instead, they appear to have switched their interest to Australian international Ryan McGowan which suggests the Mellor deal could be dead in the water.

Keep up with all the top football news and transfer gossip from England, Scotland and beyond with footballwire.co.ukWhen asked about the latest on the situation, Bowyer, who initially seemed resigned to losing his right back, said: “Nothing has progressed from last week so it’s gone very quiet, which I’m delighted about.

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“There’s a week yet to go but we’ve not heard anything from that.”

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Bowyer fighting to keep hold of Kelvin Mellor

Bowyer was also asked about reports linking Jimmy Ryan to Wigan Athletic, but again he confirmed he’s not heard anything on the matter.

While the Blackpool boss is still keen to strengthen his squad this month, that appears unlikely and his main focus will be to keep the core of his squad together for the remainder of the season.

“It’s always a concern you might lose someone,” Bowyer admitted.

“You only have to look back at the last window and the last day of the window I was skipping because I thought we had kept hold of Bright (Osayi-Samuel).

“Unfortunately, well I was going to say at the last minute, but it was the next day when we lost him. I’m still trying to work that one out.

“But I’m aware you can lose them right up until the death and it’s most important we keep hold of ours.

“Of course we’d like to add to the squad but at the moment that’s not proving possible.”