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Mellis: "I've Come To The Club To Score And Create."

9 February 2015

Blackpool loanee Jacob Mellis has adapted well to Latics' style of play and is eager to force his way into Lee Johnson's starting 11.

The attacking midfielder, who signed for the club until the end of the season in January, has made a handful of appearances from the bench but is ready to step into the first team fold. 

Speaking after the Scunthorpe victory, Mellis said: "I'm ready to do my work and I'm enjoying it as well. I'm getting fitter and stronger and trying to be the best I can be, which the manager is getting on to me so it's good for me to be here.

"I've come to the club to score and create. It's my job and hopefully as I get fitter and fitter, I can start doing it."

This is the 24-year-old's second taste of League One football after plying his trade in the Championship for the majority of his career. "It's a good standard in this division," he admitted.

"Every game is different but the quality of our team and our players, they can all play in the Championship. You see Winchester's goal, it was a great goal and he's a great player. 

"I was on the other end screaming for the ball but luckily he's put it into the bottom corner and that's what he can do so we're just happy he did it."

Swindon are the visitors to Park tomorrow and Mellis heads into the game not fearing their opponents.

"I've seen them play a couple of times and they are a good team but on our day, when we pass the ball and get it down with confidence, we can beat anybody in this league," said the former Chelsea youngster.

Watch the full interview on Latics Player.

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