Date: 7th January 2008 at 5:14pm
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ACCRINGTON STANLEY striker Paul Mullin has this morning rejected a move to fellow League Two side, Shrewsbury Town, after Stanley and the Shrews agreed a deal for the 33-year-old.

Stanley chairman, Eric Whalley has been in negotiations with the Shrewsbury chairman about the price tag of the veteran centre forward, and after agreeing a deal worth £75,000 Mullin has turned the opportunity of Play-Off football down in favour of staying with Stanley.

Shrews gaffer Gary Peters had hoped to have Mullin in his squad in time for Saturday’s game with Brentford Town, but instead will have to turn his attentions elsewhere.

‘Our chairman wanted to find out how much they wanted and he spoke to the Accrington chairman and in those conversations they said they wanted £75,000 for Paul Mullin,’ Shrews boss Peters told the club’s official website.

‘With our chairman’s enthusiasm and ambition for the club he was so determined to get a striker in for last Saturday that he agreed to pay that fee so we could talk to Paul and see if anything could go ahead.

‘A fee was agreed and we’ve spoken to Paul about the possibility of a move and it won’t be going ahead.

‘In the long term I think it may be good that we haven’t got Paul in, but in the short term he would have done us a really good job – he’s already scored 11 goals this season.’

Mullin is John Coleman’s top scorer so far this campaign, hitting the back of the net on 11 occasions and would be a big loss to the Stanley attack force, especially with Rommy Boco away on International duty with Benin.