Goalscorer Signs Permanent Deal

Last updated : 19 December 2002 By Andy Beill
The 24-year-old midfielder is currently on loan from Brighton, and Saturday's game at Bournemouth is the last he is due to play in City colours.

However, Peter Taylor looks like capturing the player on a permanent basis after being impressed with him from his first three league games for the Tigers.

Brighton are prepared to let him go on a free transfer, and Taylor says he's hopeful of getting his man by the end of this week.

Melton himself says: "I really want to stay. I'm enjoying it here and the presence of Peter is a big factor in me wanting to stay."