Wrexham’s top striker, Paul Mullin, expresses his lack of anticipation regarding a call-up to the Welsh national team, despite persistent calls for his inclusion. The 28-year-old has been exceptionally prolific since his transfer from Cambridge United to SToK Cae Ras in 2021. He played a pivotal role in Wrexham’s return to the EFL and has continued his impressive form even after recovering from a punctured lung sustained during the club’s pre-season tour of America.
Mullin, who is eligible for the Welsh national team through his grandmother, was on standby for potential selection in recent matches against Gibraltar and Croatia, but the call never came. In an interview on the Proper Football Podcast, the Liverpool-born forward candidly revealed that he doesn’t hold high expectations of being summoned by Rob Page, despite his aspirations of representing Wales on the international stage.
Mullin conveyed his genuine desire to play for Wales, stating, “It’s something I’d love to do, and it would be a dream come true. I didn’t have a strong interest in the England national team during my younger years, as it has been widely noted. Obviously, I would love to represent Wales, as it has been emphasized in the media, but I’m not holding my breath for a call-up. I’ll maintain the hope that if I continue to perform at a high level, an opportunity might arise.”
He continued by saying, “It’s not an expectation of mine, but it’s a prospect I would eagerly embrace and enjoy if it materializes.”
Mullin, who holds the record for the most goals scored in a League Two season following his remarkable achievement with Cambridge, dismissed the notion that he must prove himself at a higher level to merit a call-up. He commented, “In football, there have been suggestions that I could have played at a higher level, but I made the conscious decision to come and play here, so I can’t really hold a grudge if I’m not selected for that reason. Personally, I don’t believe it should be a problem.”
He further clarified, “There were remarks suggesting that if I scored goals in League Two, then they might consider calling me up, but I’ve already set the record for the most goals in a League Two season, so I’ve already accomplished that. For me, I play football for Wrexham and give my all to score as many goals as possible. If the opportunity arises, it would be beyond my wildest dreams for a player at this level to be called up to a national team.”