Bentley wants to extend Mullin’s Morecambe stay

Paul Mullin goes for goal against Cambridge.
Paul Mullin goes for goal against Cambridge.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley is working to extend the contract of striker Paul Mullin.

The former Huddersfield man has already netted three times this season and has become an instant fan favourite having also impressed in pre-season.

The 19-year-old is under contract until the end of the season, not January as originally reported, with Bentley now discussing a longer term deal with the former Liverpool youngster.

The Shrimps boss said: “He’s contracted until the end of the season but now we’re hoping to extend it further than that.

“I think it came out that it was six months and we were discussing that but just before it was signed it became a season long deal.

“We’re in discussions to extend that.”

Bentley admitted that Mullin’s performances had been a real bonus for the Shrimps who sit top of League 2 as the only side in the Football League to win all four of their games this season.

He said: “When you take a young lad you don’t know what’s going to happen.

“But he’s come in, is fit and strong and proved in pre-season that he could score goals.

“He came on against Newport for half a game and did extremely well and got us the winner.

“We thought he’d done enough to justify a start against Cambridge and got another two goals.

“He’s sky high at the moment and long may it continue. He’s a young lad who’s still learning. He was classed as a youngster at Huddersfield but he’s come here and come into the first-team squad.

“He’s right in the mix, has done extremely well and hopefully he can continue to fulfil his potential and if he does we’ll have a very good player on our hands.”