PAUL MULLIN has played his part in FA Cup upsets but the striker wants to make sure he is not on the receiving end tomorrow.

Mullin and his Wrexham team-mates face Northern Premier League Division One West outfit Marine in the fourth qualifying round at Rossett Park.

The Mariners sprang a number of shocks on their way to reaching the third round of the famous competition for just the second time in the club's history last season before losing to Tottenham Hotspur.

Eager to make sure Marine don't add Wrexham to their list of conquests, Mullin said: "That is what the FA Cup is all about.

"It is about the underdog story and doing the best you can.

"Marine will be trying to reach the third round again to try and go and play against the big boys themselves so it is going to be a tough match but one we are looking forward to.

We will give it our best shot to go and win the game."

Challenging for promotion back to the Football League remains the priority at The Racecourse but Mullin would love to progress in the cup and go on to potentially land a big tie.

"As a professional you want to win every game, no matter whether it is training," said Mullin.

"It doesn't matter what competition it is, as a footballer you want to play games and win them, and this weekend it is in the FA Cup.

"The FA Cup is a magical competition.

"You grow up watching it on the television and it was one of the biggest competitions.

"We start at the weekend with a tough game against Marine but it is a chance to play against the biggest teams you can in the world to be honest.

"We just want to try and do as best we can and hopefully go as far as we can, and you never know, get one of those big draws."

Mullin is no stranger to plum third round ties.

The 26-year-old scored a late equaliser as Tranmere came from three-nil down to draw 3-3 with Watford in 2019-20 and then bagged an extra time winner in the replay as Rovers beat the Premier League side 2-1.

A 6-1 defeat to Manchester United followed in the next round, and Mullin came on as a substitute when Tranmere lost 7-0 to Tottenham the previous season.

They are the kind of ties that Wrexham's five-goal leading scorer would love to experience again.

"I have had some really good moments in the FA Cup," said Mullin.

"Some of the best times in my career have been in this competition.

"I have played against Watford, Tottenham and Manchester United all in this cup so hopefully this year we can go and achieve something similar."

Wrexham, without a game last weekend, find themselves mid-table in the National League but Mullin is convinced there is more to come from Phil Parkinson's side.

"I have enjoyed it," said Mullin, who joined the Reds in the summer following a hugely successful spell with Cambridge United.

"We should have picked up more points but it is only early days in the season.

"I am sure we will get better the longer it goes on."