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Paul Mullin gives funny response after Wrexham boss says he's 'lost contact' with injured striker

Paul Mullin gives funny response after Wrexham boss says he's 'lost contact' with injured striker

Mullin had a brilliant response for his manager.

Wrexham's Paul Mullin gave a brilliant response after his manager Phil Parkinson claimed he had 'lost contact' with his star striker.

Mullin sustained a punctured lung following a collision with Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop in a pre-season friendly last month.

The 28-year-old was ruled out of the beginning of the League Two season, meaning he missed Wrexham's 5-3 defeat to MK Dons on Saturday.

He also missed the penalty shootout win over League One side Wigan in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday - but the day brought more positive news for the striker on the injury front.

Mullin was allowed to fly home from California - where the injury occurred - back to Wales to continue his rehabilitation, although no date has been set for his return to football.

In the meantime, he watched on as the Red Dragons recorded their first victory of the new season - and had a funny response for his manager.

Paul Mullin responds to Wrexham boss

Parkinson is no stranger to cup upsets, having guided Bradford to the League Cup final in the 2012/13 season.

His side also produced a famous 4-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in January 2015 - with Tuesday's victory over Wigan the latest to add to his glowing cup CV.

Understandably, the Lancashire-born boss wanted to celebrate with Mullin after the game, but revealed he could not get hold of him.

He told Sky Sports: "He hasn't been answering his phone for a few days! Which you can't blame.

"He'll be back with us and when he comes back in the next few days we'll be able to assess, we'll send him to see a specialist and see how long he's going to be out for."

In response, Mullin posted a photo of himself on a plane flying back from California, with the caption: "BRB, data ran out."

Parkinson and co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will be desperate for Mullin to return to full fitness as quickly as possible, given his incredible goalscoring record for the club.

He has scored 79 goals in all competitions across two seasons at the Racecourse Ground, and will hope to hit the ground running upon his return.

In the meantime, Wrexham have signed Republic of Ireland winger James McClean, although the 34-year-old is yet to make his debut for his new club. He scored nine goals in League One for Wigan during the 2021/22 season.

On the search for a replacement for Mullin, Parkinson said: "We have got a few bids on the table, but it's difficult to get good strikers out of clubs especially when they don't want to sell or they don't need to sell financially."

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Topics: Wrexham, League Two, Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney