Date: 18th April 2007 at 9:08pm
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Do we really look like a play-off side? Well, Paul Mullin certainly seems to think so.

Mullin thinks that Stanley look like a team chalenging to be a League One team, not a team thats fighting for their lives at the bottom.

‘We are playing like a side that should be comfortably in mid-table, if not in with a shout of the play-offs,’ said Mullin talking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

So, following these comments, do we really look like a team that could challenge for League One football? In the first half of the season I have to say we have struggled, hence the league position, but in the second half of the season things have certainly picked up, and now only one point is needed for safety.

From what I have seen this season, a major re-building of the squad in the summer is needed if we are to challenge for League One football. A new ‘keeper should come in, as when David Martin’s loan ends he will return to Anfield with Liverpool, leaving only Ian Dunbavin and youngster Martin Fearon.

Do we need more firepower? I would say so yes. Only Mullin has impressed this season from upfront, scoring 15 goals and being the highest scorer by far! Will Mullin be a Stanley player next season? I have seen strikers with less talent and lower goal tally’s go from League Two to higher leagues, so I can’t see why Paul can’t make the step up. His age is a real stumbling block though. Mullin is 33-years-old now, so I think he will only have another two or three seasons in him, is it worth it for possible buyers? I would say yes, but managers do tend to look for youngsters when they look down the leagues. Shame really, but thats how football works.