Bradford to snap up ex-Blackpool defender Mellor

Dan Potts of Luton Town and Kelvin Mellor of Blackpool during the Sky Bet League Two match between Blackpool and Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on May 14, 2017 in Blackpool, England.

HITC Sport understands Bradford are set to sign former Blackpool defender Kelvin Mellor.

Kelvin Mellor of Blackpool contests the ball with Dan Potts and Glen Rea of Luton Town during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final Second Leg match between Luton Town and Blackpool...

Bradford City are poised to sign former Blackpool defender Kelvin Mellor on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Mellor is a free agent after his contract with Blackpool expired at the end of June and a number of clubs have been chasing his signature.

However, Bradford have moved to offer the defender a deal at Valley Parade to become the latest new signing for Michael Collins' side.

Mellor will help fill the void left at Bradford by Tony McMahon's departure to Oxford earlier this season.

A general view outside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet League One playoff semi final, first leg match between Bradford City and Fleetwood Town at the Northern Commercials Stadium, Valley...

Mellor has impressed at Blackpool since joining the club on a free transfer from Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 2016.

The attacking full-back helped Blackpool win promotion to League One in his first year at the club and was named in the PFA League Two team of the year.

Mellor continued his fine form last season chipping in with seven goals in 34 games for Blackpool to establish himself as one of the best right-backs in the Football League.

Dan Potts of Luton Town and Kelvin Mellor of Blackpool during the Sky Bet League Two match between Blackpool and Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on May 14, 2017 in Blackpool, England.

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