New signing Paul Mullin admits the chance to be part of the exciting journey at Wrexham AFC was too good to pass up, after signing a three-year deal at the Racecourse Ground.
Mullin, 26, scored 32 league goals to help Cambridge United to promotion last season and earned the EFL League Two Player of the Season Award as a result.
But after speaking to co-chairman Rob McElhenney, Mullin admitted Wrexham’s ambition was the big selling point in sealing a move to North Wales.
“It’s obviously a big project the owners have got going on at the Club and it’s exciting times for the fans and the community, and I’m looking forward to being a part of it,” he said.
“The manager gave me a call and we had a chat on the phone, and then I had a call from Rob McElhenney and we spoke about the Club and he basically sold it to me: what his plans were for the future and where he thought it could go. His ambitions as a chairman is what attracted me to come.
“At first, dropping into the National League wasn’t something I had in mind at the start of the summer.
“That all changed when I spoke to the manager, and spoke to the chairman. It became a different thing because he outlined his plan, his ambition to get to the Football League this season, and to continue progressing in the next two or three years.
“I want to be a part of that journey. I want to be part of something exciting that gets me excited every day.
“The chairmen have got a plan for the future, and an idea of where they want to be, and I want to be a part of that journey. Signing here for three years tells everybody that I want to be a part of it for the next three years at least.”
Mullin’s goalscoring feats in the 2020/21 campaign saw him break the record for most goals in an EFL League Two season, since the fourth tier was given its current moniker.
But the Merseyside-born striker insists there is more to his game, and his ambitions at Wrexham AFC, than goals alone.
“It’s a great place for me to come, and to carry on the form I had last season,” he said.
“One thing I’ve always believed is that I can score goals, no matter where I’ve played, and that will be no different this year, hopefully.
“I like to always be involved in the game, and work as hard as I can first and foremost. I’m a goalscorer, I like to score goals, but I like to create as well. Most importantly, I’m going to work as hard as I can and everything will fall into place after that.
“Obviously as a Club we want to get promoted, that’s my aim, I want to be successful and I’m not here to mess around. I want to be promoted to the Football League.
“For me, personally, the target is literally score as many as I can but first and foremost work as hard as I can. It’s about the team – I want to win as many games as I can and hopefully that gets us where we want to be.”
Mullin is the fifth new addition to Phil Parkinson’s squad this summer, joining fellow attackers Jake Hyde and Liam McAlinden and centre-back pairing Shaun Brisley and Harry Lennon.