Mullin targets long-term Morecambe deal

Paul Mullin fires in his second goal against Kilmarnock.
Paul Mullin fires in his second goal against Kilmarnock.
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New Morecambe striker Paul Mullin keeps things pretty simple.

“I just like attacking,” says the 19-year-old former Liverpool youngster who has signed a deal until the end of December at the Globe Arena.

“I like running at people and will hopefully cause some problems. I like to hit it with both feet as well. Using either side doesn’t bother me.”

It’s a plan that seems to work too, with Mullin speaking after bagging a brace in the Shrimps’ 2-2 pre-season draw with Kilmarnock, taking his pre-season tally to five.

“It was a great day for me,” said Mullin, who played with the likes of Raheem Sterling in the Anfield youth ranks.

“I love scoring goals and I’ve got a chance with this club now to push on and hopefully do well.

“There’s plenty of competition so I’ll just have to keep scoring goals and hopefully that will be enough.

“It’s disappointing when you’re on the bench so it’s always a good feeling to get on and score.”

Mullin has arrived at the Globe Arena via two years at Huddersfield where he was signed by former Shrimps number two, and now Terriers academy manager, Mark Lillis.

“He was the one who signed me first off for Huddersfield and then I spent two years there and it was all because of him really,” said Mullin.

“He was a nice fella and loves the forwards. I thought I was going to stay but it wasn’t to be. Now I’m here to prove everyone wrong.”

Now at Morecambe, the powerful striker has one aim.

“I must have done well enough for them to like me and have signed me short term so hopefully I can do well and get another contract,” said Mullin.

“All the lads have worked hard in pre-season and now we’re just looking forward to starting the season.”