Date: 1st July 2008 at 6:10pm
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BROTHERLY love, you can’t beat it can you, eh? Paul Mullin’s younger brother John is currently on trial with Accrington and is discussing a switch to the Fraser Eagle Stadium.

Accrington’s ledgendary forward Paul, who is the club’s all time record appearance maker has scored over 180 times in the red of Stanley, but admitted that there was one thing he always wanted to do… play with his brother.

And it could be days away from coming true, as John Coleman opens talks with 32-Year old striker John over a contract that would take the former Premiership man to East Lancashire following his release from League One side Tranmere Rovers.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Paul Mullin said: “I`ve been on at him for weeks about coming down. I was even talking to him about it last season, and as the close season has gone we`ve talked more and more and hopefully things will go okay.

“I think they`re going to speak so we`ll see what comes of that. He`s got great experience and if he does sign, he`d be a great addition to the squad.

“If it did happen, it would be a great day for the family. My mum and dad will be pleased because they won`t be torn between Accrington and Tranmere anymore.

“We played together as kids and we almost played against eachother in the LDV Vans Trophy a couple of years ago when he was at Rotherham. I got injured the day before the game and missed out, which was a big shame.

‘It will be something that we would look forward to and something that, when we finish, we would look back on and be proud of the time we spent playing together.

“Our careers have taken different paths but we`ve ended up at the same place and it would be a good way to finish off.”

Burnley, Sunderland, Preston, Rotherham and Tranmere and have all seen the name Mullin blazed accross the back of their shirts, and so have Accrington, but who would have thought that we could be beginning the next campaign with a front two of; Mullin and Mullin.

Going into last season, John Mullin was set to be a big hit in the Tranmere side hunting promotion to the Championship, but unfortunate ankle injuries ruled him out of most of the season, and subsequently saw him released.

John also speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said: “I`ve spoken to Paul several times and spoken to the gaffer about coming down and we`ll just have to see what happens when we sit down and talk properly.

“I drove in with Paul in the morning for the first pre-season session and we were saying that it felt a bit strange, but it`s a nice story.

“It would be good to have the opportunity to play with him.”