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Paul Mullin makes permanent switch to Cambridge United

Paul Mullin has signed for Cambridge United on a one-year deal. Picture: Keith Heppell
Paul Mullin has signed for Cambridge United on a one-year deal. Picture: Keith Heppell

Paul Mullin is excited about the prospect of returning to Cambridge United on a full-time basis.

The 25-year-old striker has agreed a one-year deal at the Abbey Stadium, having spent a period on loan from Tranmere Rovers at the end of the truncated 2019/20 season.

Having joined on transfer deadline day in January, he scored twice in six appearances as the U's went on a five-match unbeaten spell, including four wins.

“I'm very happy to be back after such a long period of uncertainty, said Mullin. “I enjoyed my time on loan at the club last season, and now I have an extended period to make more memories with Cambridge United.

“One of the key reasons I felt that I wanted to come back to sign for the club has been Mark (Bonner, Head Coach). His man-management skills are excellent and how he has been able to pull the group together to push for one goal, I want to help to make that successful.

“I enjoyed the games I played at the Abbey Stadium and it's been a very easy decision. I've never been one for setting myself targets goal-wise but I always aim to play to the best of my ability, and I think what the last few months have shown, it's really important you enjoy what you do. So I'm really excited to get going again."

Mullin started his career in the youth ranks at Liverpool and Everton, and after a spell at Huddersfield Town, made his professional debut at Morecambe.

He scored 25 goals in three years, making more than 100 appearances, and then made the switch to Swindon Town, where he struck 10 times in the 2017/18 season.

Mullin moved to Tranmere for the 2018/19 campaign, and he went on to feature for Rovers 56 times, scoring 12 goals.

United head coach Mark Bonner said: “We want to build a team with attacking intent and in order to do that we need to sign creators and goal scorers.

“In Paul Mullin we have gained a player who has a good instinct in front of goal and impressed us all in his loan spell because of his work ethic and attitude. His infectious enthusiasm is a quality we are looking for to help us drives standards and create an energetic team.

“I'm really pleased to make him a permanent signing and believe in his ability to come and take the challenge in his stride."

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