By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact have signed Jacob Mellis, 24, as their latest client.
Jacob, who was signed by Chelsea aged 16 and who made a Champions League appearance for the Blues, represented England at under 16 to 19 levels. His Football League experience includes successful loan spells whilst a Chelsea player at Southampton and Barnsley, before he joined Barnsley permanently in the summer of 2012 on a two year contract.
Jacob, a stylish midfielder with an eye for goal, came through the Academy ranks at Sheffield United before Chelsea paid a seven figure sum for his services. His career so far has include 91 appearances in the Championship and 19 in League One.
Lee Payne, Full Contact’s Head of Football, said “We are pleased to be working with Jacob. It is no secret that the 2014/2015 season has not been great for Jacob; we and he acknowledge that. But in previous seasons Jacob has been a proven success in the Championship, and we need to get his career back on track now. He has undoubted ability and we have spent a lot of time with him to understand what he wants from the game, and he has a steely determination to succeed and to the extent that anyone does not believe in him, prove that wrong too. He is exactly the type of player that myself, Dan and the Full Contact team enjoy working with ; we have total belief in his ability and desire and it will be a team effort to get Jacob Mellis playing at the highest level as soon as possible. There really is no limit to what he can still achieve in the game, aged still only 24, and we look forward to the future.”
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