Profile: Paul Mullin

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Paul Mullin has experienced lows in his career such as being released from the Liverpool Academy and seeing a move to Racing Santander collapse in 2011 as the club went into administration. Since then he has bounced back to get five goals and three assists in 15 league appearances for the Shrimps this season.

Talking about his season so far, the striker said: “I think I’ve done very well this season, but I just need to try and get more minutes than I have done lately.”

The 21-year-old also mentioned his aims for the season by saying: “I want to improve on last season and become better all-round. My performances have been good this season and my goals have been coming. Hopefully, I’ll score as many as I can.”

As well as scoring goals, Paul has also been assisting his teammates. He said: “It’s great! It’s nice to be involved with goals if you’re not scoring them and I think I’ve done well in both aspects- scoring goals and setting them up.”

When asked if he preferred scoring goals or creating them he replied jokingly: “Obviously everyone prefers scoring goals. That’s where the money is!”

Talking about the team’s inconsistent start to the season, he said: “We’ve been hit and miss. We play very well and I think in a lot of games we’ve been the best team in the league. But there’s been times where we look terrible”

He added: “We just need to get that consistency where we play well every week because we know we can do it and have shown it at times this season.”

The Shrimps have been the highest scorers in the league having scored 31 goals in 17 matches. When asked about the reason for the team’s free-scoring form he said: “We’ve been very good going forward. The players we signed in the summer and the lads already here love creating and scoring goals. Everyone loves going forward and this year it’s come to the forefront.”

A few weeks ago the Shrimps let a two-goal lead slip to lose 4-2 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge in the FA Cup. Paul spoke about today’s League 2 match against The Daggers and said: “All the lads obviously owe them one and hopefully when they come here we can give them what they gave us.”

He also looked ahead to the upcoming JPT regional semi-final against Fleetwood by saying: “This year we’ve played three League 1 sides already and beat them all. We have no fear going into the game and we think we can beat anyone on our day!”

He added: “Wembley isn’t too far away, but we just have to not think about that and see how we get on.”

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