Date: 4th April 2007 at 6:01pm
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Accrington Stanley striker Paul Mullin, has hailed the impact Shaun Whalley and Andy Todd are having on the club. Whalley and Todd seem to have hit form at the right time of the season, and Mullin thinks they are going to play a vital part in the rest of the season.

‘We’ve got a good threat down the sides,’ said top scorer Mullin.

‘Toddy works his socks off for the team and gets up and down, and Shaun has got electric pace and great skills.’ Said the 14-goal-hitman, talking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘They are both an threat down the flanks and when you are a forward, you know you’ve got a great chance of getting on something.

‘It’s great for me to play with them and they will cause teams some real problems.’

Paul Mullin is not prepared to see Stanley drop straight back down to the Nationwide Conference after years of firing Stanley up the leagues. The 33-year-old 14 goal wonder has vowed to do all he can to help Stanley avoid the drop come April.

‘I’m enjoying being in the League. I’ve been used to being in the semi-pro league for quite a long time,’ said Mullin.

‘I don’t know whether it’s my best season. But I’m enjoying my football, taking each game as it comes. I’m enjoying going to these new stadiums and just enjoying life at the ripe old age of 33.’ Mullin said talking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

Talking about the disapointment of the last 15-minutes at Walsall, which lead to defeat, Paul Mullin added:

‘We are bitterly disappointed we’ve not taken anything from the (Walsall) game, but there’s a collective spirit in the team that we are determined to stay up this season.

‘If we play like that, we’ll win more games than we lose. I’m sure if we put on performances like that for the last six games, we’ll be okay.

‘We’ve got three home games left that are cup finals for us and if we win those games we will stay up. I think it’s as simple as that.

‘Walsall have the best defensive record in the league and we created a lot of opportunities. We can take a lot of credit from that.

‘We got turned over at Swindon a couple of weeks ago and we were disappointed by our showing in the second-half.

‘At Walsall, we’ve been beaten by another side that are flying high, but we came away with a different feeling because we’re gutted we lost the game but we’ve more than matched them for the full game.’

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