Wrexham already 'in talks' with stunning replacement for the injured Paul Mullin
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Wrexham are reportedly already in talks to sign a replacement for the injured Paul Mullin.
On Tuesday, Wrexham were taking on Premier League giants Manchester United at the Snapdragon Stadium in California.
Despite winning the match 3-1 courtesy of goals from Elliot Lee, Aaron Hayden and Sam Dalby, the main talking point was when Mullin had to be substituted after just 19 minutes.
The 28-year-old was left with a punctured lung after a collision with United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop.
Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson slammed Bishop after the match, he said: “I’m fuming about it, I’ve got to be honest with you.
“It was a clumsy, reckless challenge in a pre-season game and I’m not happy with it at all.”
On the back of Mullin’s injury, journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that Wrexham are plotting a move for Barnsley striker James Norwood.
The 32-year-old moved to Barnsley at the start of last season and went on to score 11 goals in 42 League One appearances at Oakwell.
Heading into the final year of his contract, Nixon claimed on his Patreon that Wrexham are targeting an ambitious transfer.
According to the ever reliable Alan Nixon, James Norwood is a target for League Two side Wrexham. Would be a big blow if the move materialises - really fancy him to do well this season #barnsleyfc pic.twitter.com/lGT6sRcQcl— The Daily Tyke (@TheDailyTyke2) July 25, 2023
The new promoted League Two club have already brought in Will Boyle from Huddersfield Town this summer as they prepare for the 23/24 season.
Norwood spoke about his future back in May, he said: “Listen, football will take care of itself. If we go up and something happens, brilliant. If we go up or stay in this league, you never know.
“I am not seeing it as my last game or anything else. It's the last game of the season.”
Norwood added: “When I spoke to the gaffer on the phone (last summer), I said I could have signed for a few other clubs, but I wanted to chase promotion. We are one game away.”
Wrexham will round off their pre season tour with a match against Philadelphia Union II before starting their League Two campaign on 5 August.