Mullin reflects on “proud” season with Cambridge United

Cambridge United sharpshooter Paul Mullin claimed the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season on the 2021 EFL Awards ceremony.

The Cambridge United striker noticed off competition from team-mate Wes Hoolahan and Forest Inexperienced Rovers’ Jamille Matt, to assert the accolade dwell on Sky Sports activities throughout Thursday night time’s 2021 EFL Awards. 

It’s been a season to recollect for Mullin, whose 29 league goals is a division excessive and has given Cambridge one eye on promotion with just two video games remaining. 

“We’ve all the time been quietly assured that we may have a profitable season and hopefully we are able to get the job completed this weekend,” Mullin said, talking dwell on Sky Sports activities in the course of the EFL Awards. 

“There’s no reason we are able to’t given the best way we’ve played all season. For us as a team we’ve benefitted from not having many video games rescheduled, it’s given us a bonus going into the end of the season and stood us in good stead. As players, you need to play, and the faster you get to do that, the higher.”

Having spent last season on the Abbey Stadium on loan, it didn’t take lengthy for Mullin to understand that Cambridge was the place he needed to write down the subsequent chapter of his career, and the former Tranmere Rovers striker signed completely for Mark Bonner’s side last summer season. 

Having been appointed Head Coach on a everlasting foundation, Bonner continued to place his belief in Mullin, one thing the striker each recognises and is grateful for.  

“I feel, going back over time, the goals didn’t appear like quite a bit, however compared to the goals per minute I used to be scoring one each different sport. For me , it was about getting that sport time and being trusted to play each sport and I’d prefer to suppose I’ve repaid the manager fairly well.

“I feel it [the move] is one I didn’t expect. I jumped on the chance to play regular football as a result of that’s what you need to do as a footballer.”

His unbelievable 29 league goals this season has seen him break a membership file for probably the most goals scored by a Cambridge player in a single season, surpassing that of David Crown in 1985/86 and following his record-breaking achievement, the striker has had a stand named after him at Abbey Stadium. 

“It [re-named stand] has been a operating joke over Twitter however it’s an immensely proud moment for me and the household,” Mullin continued. “The larger achievement will probably be if we are able to go and get promotion, that’s what issues extra to me.”

Three points on Friday night time against Harrogate City would seal promotion for the U’s, who want to attain the third tier of English football for the primary time for the reason that 2001/02 marketing campaign, and there’s another private target for Mullin on the playing cards, too…

“First and foremost, it’s about attempting to get over the road. Individually nonetheless, I’d prefer to suppose I can nonetheless beat Tom Pope’s file in League Two. It’s nonetheless there for me and I’ll try to go and get it if I can.

“It’s been a really close season and video games being close collectively means everyone seems to be up and down with fitness however we’ve really loved it. Tranmere and Bolton are big Golf equipment too and they’re nonetheless going for automated promotion.”


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