Date: 23rd July 2009 at 5:35pm
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LEGENDARY Accrington Stanley striker Paul Mullin has asked the club if he can be removed from the transfer list if no offers have been tabled by the beginning of the season.

The Reds’ all time leading appearance maker and goalscorer had been placed on the transfer list by manager John Coleman at the end of last season following a brief loan spell with Bradford, purely because of financial reasons.

The Crown Ground based club are still looking to slash their wage bill, and with Mullin one of the highest earners at the club, the decision was made to try and offload the frontman, who has been the centre of interest from many clubs over the past two seasons.

But since being listed in May, the club has not yet recieved any concrete offers for the 35-year-old, despite strong interests from Rochdale and Macclesfield Town.

In October 2008, Rochdale saw an offer of around £50,000 snubbed by Coleman, and they reignited their interest last month but they and Macclesfield were forced to pull out of the deal because of Mullin’s wage demands.

And Mullin just wants his future sorted by the time the season kicks off on August 8th.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I`m happy to stay and I`ve always said that. It was the club`s decision to put me on the transfer list, it wasn`t my decision.

“I`ve had no conversations with the manager or the chief exectuive since I came back for training, so things are as they were and really I`d like it all resolved before the season starts.

“I don`t want to play all season and still be on the transfer list, because that would be farcical.

“I`ve got a contract for another 12 months, which I signed 18 months ago.

“The club were offered good money for me last year and turned it down.

“I have always been loyal to the club and never kicked up a fuss when they turned down bids.”

Now in his tenth and testimonial season at Stanley, Mullin has scored a magnificent 194 goals in 451 appearances, meaning he will never be forgotten in East Lancashire, but it would be fantastic to see him in the red of Accrington for atleast another season.