With D’Mani Mellor now at Wycombe Wanderers, we’re going to look at what the 21-year-old has achieved in his career so far and what he could bring to Adams Park.

Signed on a free transfer following his release from Manchester United this summer, Mellor has so far only played eight professional matches with four of them coming for the Old Trafford side.

Joining the Red Devils in the summer of 2017, Mellor was initially part of the youth squad but by 2020, he had made his first-team debut for the 20-time English league champions.

In his first season with the club’s youth set up in the 2017/18 campaign, he scored five goals in 20 matches with  13 of those appearances coming from the bench.

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A year later in 2018/19, Mellor would go on to score seven goals in 16 games which included a hat-trick against Everton on the final day of the youth league season.

His goals that campaign were scored across an eight-game spell.

After two years with the youth set up, he was promoted to the Under 18s where he continued to showcase his talent.

Goals galore in Premier League 2 matches followed and for his efforts, he was rewarded with a first-team debut for his hometown club.

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He came off the bench for the final 25 minutes of United’s 2-1 away loss against Astana in that season’s Europa League, where he replaced fellow youngster, Tahith Chong.

This appearance was his only involvement in a first-team squad that season, although he did play in the three Football League Trophy matches for the club’s Under 23 side.

A serious injury prevented him from playing any games during the 2020/21 season, so after he regained full fitness, he was loaned out to Salford City in League Two to gain valuable first-team experience in January this year (2022).

However, his loan spell only lasted three games where he played a total of just 20 minutes.

Now at Wycombe, will this be the time where the footballing world can see what a fully-fit D’Mani Mellor can do when in the first-team?

What he will bring to Wanderers

During his youth games at United, he developed a reputation for being a striker that would come off the bench and score a goal, which could be pivotal if Wycombe are needing to find a solution from a substitute.

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According to www.footystats.org, the 21-year-old, who can play up top but can also deploy his skills on the flanks, has scored a goal every 143 minutes in his career so far, and with Gareth Ainsworth knowing how to get the best out of young players, this could be the perfect fit for him to develop.

With Connor Parsons, Ali Al-Hamadi, and Tjay De Barr all returning from their respective loans, along with the experience of Brandon Hanlan, Sam Vokes, Garath McCleary, Sullay Kaikai, and Daryl Horgan on Wycombe’s books, it is fair to say that Mellor will be surrounded by players who are not only talented, but have gained a reputation for their individuality, which could be crucial for him to succeed.

And with Anis Mehmeti being the sole example of an attacking player breaking into Wanderers’ first-team following an excellent period in the development side, the future could look bright for Mellor.