Blue Square Bet
Published 14th October 2011
....Conference Premier side Mansfield Town this week.
The best known of the duo is JJ Melligan, who started his career with Home Farm in Dublin before signing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1998.
In 2001/02 he went on loan to AFC Bournemouth and again at Kidderminster Harriers in 2002/03. After scoring a dozen goals in thirty-one appearances he returned to Wolves and made two substitute appearances.
In 2003 he made a substitute appearance for the Republic of Ireland under-21 team and went on to make twenty-one appearances on-loan at Doncaster Rovers in the 2003/04 season.
At the end of that season Melligan signed for Cheltenham for £25,000 and went on to miss just three games for the Robins over the next three years as he became an important part of their side.
In June 2007 he signed for Leyton Orient and scored in only his second appearance for them.
He left Orient in February 2010 after falling out with manager Geraint Williams following the 5-0 victory over Bristol Rovers. He signed a full-time contract for League of Ireland Premier side Dundalk in February 2010.
In July 2010, Melligan re-signed for Cheltenham but was released after his contract expired at the end of last season.
The other to join Moors can currently be seen on ITV`s `X-Factor` at the weekends!
Mitchell McPike is a former Birmingham City player and brother of James, who has also represented England at youth level
He is a member of the boy band `The Risk` put together by the X-Factor judges.