PAUL MULLIN knows playing for Hollywood owners that put Wrexham on the football map has increased his profile but the striker is pleased with the way he has stepped up to the plate.

The 29-year-old arrived at The Racecourse in July 2021 from Cambridge United where he won the League Two golden boot after scoring 32 goals in the 2020-21 promotion winning campaign.

The challenge was to pick up where he left off and Mullin has certainly delivered, enjoying another prolific campaign in 2021-22 before finding the net 47 times in all competitions last term to help Wrexham clinch the National League title and return to the Football League following a 15-year exile.

The Reds’ popularity has soared all over the world since multi-millionaire actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed their takeover in February 2021 and the impact of the “Welcome to Wrexham” documentary.

Mullin has attracted more attention than most after playing a key role in the success story but he just takes it in his stride. 

“It’s surreal,” said Mullin.

“But I wouldn’t be here without Rob and Ryan as the owners, and I owe all this to Mark Bonner at Cambridge initially.

“He gave me all the trust and belief I needed from a manager to let me go and be me. He was the first one to really show me that and I repaid him really well by doing what I did there.

“I came to Wrexham and there’s the global stardom of the owners and everything that has gone with it.

“That has given us the attention but I have gone and delivered on that.

“Whenever the pressure has been on or the spotlight has been on me, I have gone and delivered and that adds even more attention to it.

“It would be fruitless if they were talking about someone who wasn’t doing it because it doesn’t work so I have had to do my part as well and up to now I have.

“Obviously I am keen to make sure that stays the same way, I keep improving and getting better, I score even more goals and I am even more influential on the team.

“But it speaks for itself, the owners are the reason why I am so recognisable.

“It is nice for my family but I don’t really care, I just get on with it. I am just me and I am never going to change.”

Mullin has netted 85 times since arriving in north Wales two-and-a-half seasons ago.

That has made him a huge fans’ favourite and it was no surprise to see the William Aston Hall packed out for the launch of his autobiography ‘My Wrexham Story’ on Monday night.

Mullin, whose young son Albi was diagnosed with autism, jumped at the chance to put into words his experiences on and off the pitch.

“It was a story I wanted to write myself,” he added. “An in-changing room view of hopefully what was going to be a promotion season and take it from there.

“Then Penguin got in touch with me and were interested in me writing a book about the full story because obviously a lot of people are interested in it.

“I don’t see my story as interesting because it is me but there are a lot of interesting things in there and stuff people wouldn’t know.

“It has been great to do. Writing the book at times was therapeutic and reading it was also emotional; reading things back about Albi and at the time I was writing it, my grandad was still here. My mum and dad have got a book that their son wrote!”

On his book hitting the shelves this week, Mullin added: “It doesn’t feel real yet.

"But I think the day I walk into a shop and see my own book on a bookshelf while I am doing my weekly shop will be quite mental!”