ACCRINGTON manager John Coleman says the kids think it is Christmas because Paul Mullin has got four goals.
"Usually when he hits four goals it is around December time," joked the manager.
But the boss is delighted with the striker who scored more than 30 goals to get the Reds promoted to the Conference and then showed he had no problem stepping up a level by firing home 24 goals last season.
He is well on his way to making a big impression again with York City player/coach Steve Davis heaping praise on the former Radcliffe player along with a lot of managers who would love to have the forward on their side.
"It is nice when you hear compliments off people like Steve Davis who have been in the game a long time and played at a high level," said the 30-year-old. "And it is nice to get off the mark.
"I am delighted to have four so far and be up there with the likes of Grazioli and Andy Preece.
"There is more to my game than just scoring goals but as a striker it is important to get off to a quick start, as it breeds confidence.
"I do notice that more defenders are watching me closer this year because I scored a few last year but that is part and parcel of the game.
"I feel like I have improved with full-time training and feel fitter and stronger."
And, with Stanley quick out of the blocks with four wins out of five this season, he is content with the start.
"I think this time last year we were in the bottom half of the table so it is good to be up there and good to get those two away wins after our poor away form last season.
"I have been impressed with the team so far. I thought our back five, including Jon Kennedy, were outstanding against York and hopefully me, Lutel (James), Ian (Craney) and the others will keep scoring the goals."