Mel started 124 times and made ten sub appearances for the U’s between 1969 and 1971, starring for Bill Leivers’ side as it gained election to, and established itself in, the Football League. A hard-tackling midfielder, he played for Cambridge City when his United career ended.
Born on 7 March 1944 in Bishop Auckland (County Durham), he was on Burnley’s books as a youth before signing for Sunderland in 1961. He played twice in four years and then joined Southend United, for whom he played 107 league matches.
Read more here http://www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk/blog/mel-slack-1944-2016
Funeral is in the Crem’s West Chapel next Friday, the 19th, at 1545.
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