5 strikers Wrexham could sign to fill in for Paul Mullin including ex-Premier League duo

5 strikers Wrexham could sign to fill in for Paul Mullin including ex-Premier League duo

Wrexham are set to begin their League Two promotion push without star man Paul Mullin, who has picked up a pre-season injury, which could force the Welsh side into the market for a striker

Wrexham were dealt a major blow in their pre-season clash with Manchester United as Paul Mullin faces an extended period on the sidelines.


Mullin was the main man at the Racecourse Ground as he fired the Welsh outfit to the football league last term. However a nasty challenge left him with a punctured lung and he could be unavailable for around eight weeks with Wrexham’s League Two opener in just under a fortnight.


Despite the riches of Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, Wrexham have by no means been going crazy in the transfer market. Instead they’ve added the odd individual to an already impressive squad. Now though they might have to go and land a major name.

Mullin scored 47 times last term and missing his firepower could majorly hamper Phil Parkinson’s side as they eye successive promotions. As a result several players might be added onto their shortlist with their financial power potentially paying dividends.


We take a look at some of the names, several of whom have played in the top flight, who could head to the Racecourse Ground.

Conor Wickham

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Back in 2014 the former Sunderland striker was picking up the Premier League Player of the Month award. Since those days he’d endured a nomadic spell in the football league, most recently finding himself at Cardiff. Wickham burst onto the scene young and is now only 30.
Connor Wickham has played for a host of football league clubs
He’s proved himself a hand full wherever he’s been though and Wrexham would certainly benefit from his qualities. By no means prolific, Wickham is yet to drop as far down as League Two and it may require an impressive sales pitch if he were to join the Welsh side.


Troy Deeney

He’s been without a club since being released by Birmingham, taking to a career in punditry, but hasn’t ruled out a return to playing. At 35 he still has plenty to offer and has shown he can handle the difficulties and physicality of football lower down the pyramid before his rise.


Deeney has been prolific in the Premier League and the Championship and would add an edge to a Wrexham team that, as a collective, haven’t played at that level for some time. A short-term deal could be ideal to suit both parties if Deeney fancied getting the boots back on.


Martyn Waghorn

The Coventry forward has never dropped below the Championship throughout a career that has also seen him play in England and Scotland’s top flight. Minutes were hard to come by at the Coventry Building Society Arena, leading to a loan spell at Huddersfield and his eventual release this summer.

Martyn Waghorn is currently a free agent
Waghorn is now weighing up his options but a move to Wrexham, whilst being a coup for the Welsh outfit, may require some hefty financial outlay. That said, with the season now close, the forward is still without a club and may relish the challenge.


Joe Taylor

Currently at Luton, and therefore a Premier League player, but Taylor’s minutes could be at a premium. He has enjoyed a rapid rise through the football league pyramid, impressing at non-league Wroxham before landing himself a move to Peterborough.


Luton then bought him to Kenilworth Road, although he was rarely used. Taylor had the appetite for the big occasion though, scoring his penalty in the play-off semi-final shootout. A loan move could now be on the cards, which could suit Wrexham, the player and his parent club as they seek a short-term solution.


Andy Cook

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Mullin himself as a statement signing when, after scoring 34 times for Cambridge in League Two, he dropped down to the National League. Wrexham could repeat the trick of eyeing a man who’s prolific in the fourth tier.


Last term it was Cook who topped the League Two goalscoring charts for a Bradford City side that endured play-off heartbreak. Cook though managed to notch 28 times and is well accustomed to the challenge of the fourth tier having spent numerous seasons finding the back of the net for the Bantams, whilst also excelling in League One.

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