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“He’s Like a Rat” – Months After Being Snubbed, Wrexham’s Paul Mullin Receives Plaudits From Wales Manager With Potential Debut on Cards

Published 06/13/2023, 11:15 AM EDT

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The Wrexham story is one for the ages. For years, the club stood in the perils of extinction, but Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney reconstructed the club into something special. Therefore, they are on the rise, with several players improving in a brief period. One of those players is the iconic Paul Mullin. He became the force of Wrexham upfront, scoring vital goals for the club in their promotional push. Therefore, fans wanted him called up for the Wales national team. However, the national team manager, Rob Page, wanted more from him after his first snub. Yet, the tides have turned. 

In a recent interview, Page confessed his love for the soccer star he dubbed to be menacing upfront. He wants players to turn up their afterburners during high-intensity games and remains curious to see if Mullin fits the bill. Thus, is there a potential call-up on the cards for Wrexham’s star man?

Wrexham star looks to get potential call-up after a blistering season

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In a recent interview, Page explained, “I like him because he’s a pain to play against. He’s like a rat, and I want that.” Often dubbed the fox in the box, his predatory instincts set him apart from the other strikers in the league. Continuously making runs forward and getting at the end of crosses, Mullin pounces on the ball and scores sensational goals. In the monumental season for the club, he scored 46 goals in 51 games, and eight of them came in the FA Cup. The 38 goals in the league helped the club secure promotion on the ultimate day of the season. 

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Thus, with Wales having Gareth Bale retired from soccer, they want a man to conduct them from the front. However, Page had earlier stated how he wanted to see more from the striker. Despite scoring 78 goals in two seasons for Wrexham, the Welsh boss expressed his concerns regarding the player. 

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Earlier, Rob wanted him to show more and stressed the gap between the National League and the other leagues. The gulf in quality, when a club switches from the National League to EFL League Two, is massive. Thus, he pointed out the glaring factors. 

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Rob Page explains what he looks for in Mullin

According to the Nation. Cymru, Page stated“Forget what he’s done up until now. If he is playing in League Two and he’s scoring goals, then we will look at him and consider him. But there is a massive gap from where he’s been up to League Two. We will keep monitoring him and if he keeps scoring goals as he goes up the levels he’ll prove himself.”

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Thus, a Wales call-up would be a dream come true for Mullin. With Wales set to undergo radical changes in their squad, they could look Mullin upon as a dependable striker who promises goals!

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