Date: 31st August 2009 at 7:22pm
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IT REALLY is the end of an era at Accrington Stanley Football Club this afternoon as striker Paul Mullin leaves The Crown Ground to join Morecambe.

Mullin, is the Reds’ all time record goalscorer and is a cult hero amongst Accrington Stanley supporters, but today opted to sign for divisional rivals Morecambe.

The 35-year-old front man notched up an outstanding 400 plus appearances, which really does show what a loyal man he is to Accrington Stanley as it is very rare nowadays that you do see somebody doing that with all of the money involved in the game.

But Mullin explained to Morecambe’s Official website that he was very sad to leave East Lancashire, saying that he has had a great time with the club under manager John Coleman.

He continued:’But I am now at that stage of my career where I need a new challenge and it is a good time to move on.’

Shrimps boss Sammy McIlroy was delighted with his capture saying he had be trailing the striker since pre-season.

‘He is a player who has always impressed me and I’m sure he will be a tremendous addition to the squad.’

Vital Stanley would like to wish Paul the very best for the future, and we will have a special Paul Mullin tribute coming up soon, documenting his best Stanley moments.

Best of luck.