Date: 8th August 2007 at 8:29pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley forward Paul Mullin believes that his team mates don’t know anything else than to attack.

John Coleman’s boys managed 70 goals last term, but because of a poor goalkeeping record, that saw the Reds concede 81 times, Stanley finished with a minus 11 goal difference and a 20th place finish.

‘John (Coleman) and Jimmy (Bell) were forwards, so we are always going to be entertaining on the forward side,’ said Mullin whilst in an interview with the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘You only need to look at our training sessions to see that. It’s entertaining.

‘It was entertaining when we won the Conference. We scored bags of goals and we didn’t concede that many.

‘Last year, we scored loads of goals. There weren’t many sides that scored more than us.

‘But I think we conceded more than any other side in the country. That was the difference.

‘Obviously, we struggled goalkeeper-wise and we didn’t really have a settled back four until perhaps the last couple of months.

‘That’s probably the explanation for that. But I can’t see Coley and Jimmy changing.

‘They will still want to score goals and I’m sure we’ll score as many as we do concede next year.’

The 33-year-old, who got his name on to the scoresheet 16 times for Stanley last term admitted the tough challenge of away trips, where defence is the key to the game. Stanley open up the new season on the road as they face the tough challenge of Wycombe Wanderers.

‘We’ve never done that, even when we’ve played just one up front, and I’ve been up front on my own a lot.’ Added Mullin.

‘The manager has always stressed that it is not in a negative way.

‘He’s always wanted the lads to push on and get crosses in and get midfielders in the box to score goals.

‘Sometimes it might not look like that from the touchline, but that’s the message we are given and that’s what we are trying to do.

‘But there’s always going to be an attacking emphasis at this club and it’s one of the reasons I’ve enjoyed playing here for so long.

‘It’s suited my game over the years and it has worked out quite well for both of us. I enjoy playing the style of football we play.’