Rob McElhenney makes classy gesture to Mullin as Wrexham star stranded in US

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Paul Mullin won’t be leaving the United States until he’s recovered from a punctured lung, and Rob McElhenney will be hosting him until ready to go back to Wrexham

Paul Mullin was injured after being hit by Nathan Bishop

Paul Mullin was injured after being hit by Nathan Bishop

Wrexham striker Paul Mullin will be staying with co-owner Rob McElhenney until he recovers from a punctured lung.

Mullin needed oxygen before walking off the field during Wrexham’s pre-season game against Manchester United on Tuesday after young goalkeeper Nathan Bishop collided with the striker. Bishop was lucky to avoid a red card for his dangerous tackle, but Wrexham did get revenge as they went on to win 3-1.

The rest of the squad has travelled back to Wales as they prepare for their first game in the EFL for 15 years, a home opener against MK Dons on Saturday. Mullin won’t be available for a number of weeks due to his injury, but he won’t be there to support either.

McElhenney has confirmed that Mullin will remain with him in sunny California until he’s fit to return home. In an interview with S4C, McElhenney said: “He’s okay. I just texted with him this morning. He’s in San Diego and he’s going to come up and stay with us for a couple of weeks until he can leave and head back to Wales.”

Bishop was heavily booed by the Wrexham fans for his tackle, and was taken off at half-time by manager Erik ten Hag. Wrexham initially reacted angrily to the tackle but co-owner Ryan Reynolds later reached out to the young goalkeeper to praise his response.

Reynolds met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to discuss the film industry and also business in Wales, and when sharing the video he joked: “Rob [McElhenney] would have joined but he’s currently having a word with Man Utd’s youth team goalie.”

He then retracted the comment and later got in touch with Bishop, praising him for how he handled the situation. Reynolds then wished him well for the future, with a move to Sunderland imminent for Bishop.

Rob McElhenney has allowed Paul Mullin to live with him in The Golden State Rob McElhenney has allowed Paul Mullin to live with him in The Golden State (



Wrexham enjoyed a star-studded pre-season, playing the likes of United, Chelsea and MLS reserve teams. But it’s now time to get back to reality, and they will be back at The Racecourse Ground on Saturday for the new domestic season.

“I cannot believe it’s beginning again, but I’m so excited,” McElhenney said about the upcoming season. “It’s the first time that Wrexham will be in the EFL in 15 years.

“I think the whole town is going to come out for that as well. And we’re hoping for a good outcome. We’ve been playing these friendlies, and I know that it’s almost entirely the squad from last year. We’ve signed very few new players, of which I know they’re a welcome addition.

“But this is a lot of the same team that won last year, so the chemistry is through the roof. And Phil (Parkinson) truly believes that we have a chance to get promoted again. I’d like to see us continue to compete and to be at the top of that table and have a chance at the end to move up to the next league.”