On loan at AFC Telford United
Versatile James Melhado signed a two-year deal at Salford City in July 2021 to make his return to full-time football.
The 21-year-old, who can play in central midfield or at full-back, had been playing for Newcastle Town in 2020-21 as the non-league calendar was interrupted by Coronavirus lockdowns.
Prior to that he was in the Wolverhampton Wanderers academy until 16, then joined Burton Albion as a scholar where he captained the youth team on occasions.
He made his debut away at Oldham Athletic, playing the full 90 minutes in the narrow 1-0 Papa John's Trophy group stage defeat. After that chance to work with the first team Melhado headed out on loan to Ashton United, and AFC Telford United to gain further first team experience.