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1112 burnley alex mullin 00 300x400In 2011/12 season, Burnley reached the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup having secured big wins against Ipswich Town, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham. One of the players in that team was Alex Mullin who left the club at the end of the season to continue his education at university.

Five years on and Mullin, nephew of former Claret John Mullin, has returned to the game and is one of two new signings announced by local non-league club Nelson along with midfielder 18-year-old midfielder Brad Knox for whom Wolves paid Accrington £50,000 when he was just 14.

Knox will be the new captain, but wide player Mullin, who was with Burnley for five years, said on completing his signing: “It’s a no brainer for me joining this club after speaking to Al (manager Alex Norwood) who seems to want to get a good balance between winning games and developing players and he was keen to get me on board. Hopefully I can chip in with a few goals and assists to help the club bounce back from relegation.”

Norwood said of his double capture: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome both Alex and Brad to Nelson Football Club. These boys are exciting young talents with outstanding pedigree and they’ve really bought in to what we are trying to build here at Nelson. I can’t wait to work with them and for our supporters to see the quality that these lads possess.”

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