Dundee United manager Micky Mellon does not expect to see any of his most important players leave the club in the last week of the transfer window.

The January window slams shut in a matter of days, but Mellon does not believe that any major players will be exiting the club.

“There’s been no one”

“There’s been no one who’s come to me and said that there is any threat that I’m going to lose anybody” he said (The Courier).

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Mickey Mellon watches his team in action (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’ve had no phone calls, which you usually do from managers, so I have nothing to report or excite you about” he went on.

Mellon also disclosed that he does not expect to make any significant additions to his squad before the window shuts. However, if there is a player he really wants to sign he will discuss it with the club.

Wants to give youngsters opportunities

As it stands though, Mellon wants to give his crop of youngsters first-team opportunities. He feels that is the priority rather than new signings.

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Dundee United players celebrate a goal against Motherwell (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“If something came up, and I believed that it would make Dundee United better, then I would go to Tony (Ashgar, sporting director) and speak about it.

“But there hasn’t really been anything that’s come up at the minute that would change my mind on giving people the opportunity to grow and improve” the Tanandice manager concluded.

United didn’t play at the weekend, but they return to action tomorrow night when they take on St Mirren. A win in that game would keep United handily placed in the battle for a top six finish in the Premiership.

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