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Jon Mellish




Date of birth



188 cm





United initially signed defender Jon Mellish on a one-year deal midway through May 2019.

Having been converted to a midfield role by manager Chris Beech, he showed a natural affinity and was quickly offered a new deal. October 2020 brought more contract discussions and an agreement was reached which kept him with the club until the summer of 2022.

Mellish, a Gateshead College graduate, came through the under-19 system with the Heed and also enjoyed a loan spell with Newcastle Benfield as he cut his teeth in the game.

The left-footer, who can play a number of positions, made his first-team debut in the final game of the 2016/17 National League season and was subsequently offered a full contract with the club.

He made a total of 58 appearances for his hometown team, scoring twice, and made his debut for the England C squad in a 1-0 victory over the Estonia under-23 side in October 2018.

He picked up the National League’s young player of the year award for the 2018/19 season at a ceremony in London two days before joining the Cumbrians.

Jon made 49 appearances during the 2020/21 season, scoring an impressive 16 goals. 

Jon is sponsored by Bob Hope.