HE’S only been in town since July but Paul Mullin has already made it into the top 70 of Wrexham Football Club’s all-time scorers.

Football fans love a goalscorer and in Super Paul Mullin, Wrexham supporters have certainly got one they can shout and sing about.

As far as Mullin is concerned the feeling is mutual. He loves you too.

Even when he was out injured earlier in the season, Mullin mingled with Wrexham’s crowd of travelling fans at Southend.

That means more than anything to those who have followed Wrexham the length and breadth of the country clinging on to the dream that THIS will be the year the Reds return to the promised land of the Football League.

Even Mullin was taken aback by the amazing following at Weymouth for a re-arranged Tuesday night match last month where 277 Reds fans made the gruelling trip.

“It is incredible,” said Mullin. “The support the club has had this year has been unbelievable.

“To see fans travel all this way down here on a Tuesday night after getting beat on Saturday.

“ One thing for sure is I wouldn’t be going but they have come and stuck behind us.

“They have done it all year and to the people who have come, I can only thank them.

“I went to try and thank every one of them at the end because I appreciate them coming.

“That’s the way we are as a group, we really appreciate the support because we know how much it can lift us.”

Wrexham’s co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney know a thing or two about being in the limelight but even those two Hollywood movie stars are in awe of Mullin.

He was guest of honour alongside the star duo when they made their Racecourse bow against Torquay United in October; Reynolds gave Mullin star billing on his Wrexham-themed advert on another business venture while McElhenney picked up the phone to convince the Merseyside striker that Wrexham was the place to be.

“Rob McElhenney gave me a call,” said Mullin in his first ever interview as a Wrexham player. “At that time, I wasn’t too sure about making the move – but once he outlined the plans for the club and where they want to be in three to four years and how well they want to do to get there and what he’s willing to do for success for the club.

“This year is just all going to be about promotion and trying to get us into the Football League.

“But the owner’s ambition, what he’s got planned for the club and the community - he wants to be remembered for the next 100 years.

“I want to be a part of something exciting and Wrexham was that for me.

“I always knew Wrexham was a massive, massive club - they should be in the Football League and I want to help them achieve that.”

Mullin talks as good a game as he plays. He even came out this season to say he wants to play for Wales!

So not surprisingly, he’s one of Wrexham’s go-to players when it comes to interviews.

In his first in The Leader back in July he revealed that he’d never played at The Racecourse before but that he’d seen silverware paraded around the iconic Welsh ground before.

Liverpool-fan Mullin’s only previous trip to Wrexham’s famous home was in 2005 when the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher showed off the Champions League trophy as Liverpool took on the Reds in a pre-season friendly.

“I must have been about 10 and I remember my dad saying he’d got tickets to go and watch Liverpool play at Wrexham,” said Mullin.

“I’ve never played at the ground before but once you see it, walk onto the pitch and imagine what it’s like with all the fans there, I can’t wait to get out there.”

And boy, has he lapped it up?

But now it’s Wembley where Mullin hopes to make it onto the hallowed turf this time around.

It will be nearly three years to the day that Mullin was in the Tranmere squad that faced Newport County in the League Two play-off final.

However, Mullin was an unused substitute as Rovers won 1-0 to clinch promotion thanks to ex-Reds captain Connor Jennings’ last-gasp strike.

“Not many players get to play at Wembley in their career,” added Mullin.

“I am lucky that it is my second time going there but one thing that eats away at me in my career is not playing at Wembley when I should have.

“When we got promoted I didn’t get on the pitch but hopefully this time I make it out there.

“Something I wanted to do since I started playing is play at Wembley and hopefully I get that opportunity in the final.

“As a footballer, you want to play where all the big players play so it is brilliant to have that opportunity.

“It gives everybody a day out and I think it is a sign of things to come that we can get to finals.”

He will get that chance to show off in the FA Trophy final on Sunday afternoon where he can hopefully add more to his 30-goal Reds' tally and move into the top 20 all-time goalscorers list next season.

He won’t get the better of all-time record scorer Tommy Bamford with his amazing 209 goals in 241 games between 1928 and 1935 and according to Gary Bennett, the Reds legend who scored 47 times in the 1994/95 season, he won’t beat that amazing return either.

Bennett, who is sixth on Wrexham’s all-time list of top scorers, sees the similarities between himself and Mullin.

They’re Scousers for a start - and the Reds boast a number of likeable Liverpudlians who knew how to stick the ball in the back of the net.

Bennett’s old sparring partner, Karl Connolly scored 122 during his Racecourse days - four more than Graham Whittle, who used to blast in penalties just like Mullin does.

They are fourth and fifth on the list with the club’s greatest ever player, Arfon Griffiths third with 143, five behind pre-war hotshot Bert Goode.

Ninth on the top scorers’ charts is Albert Kinsey, who hit exactly 100 goals in his spell from 1965 to 1973 while big Billy Ashcroft, another ferried in from across the Mersey, just misses out on the top-10 to Flint’s Wales international Ronnie Hewitt (109), Scottish star Tommy Bannan (104) and Andy Morrell, who is 10th on the list with 96 goals to his name.