STANLEY striker Paul Mullin admits an England appearance will cap off his non-league career nicely.
The 32-year-old has been named, along with Accrington's Ian Craney and Gary Roberts, in the 35-man England National Game squad for this month's Four Nations Tournament. The squad will be trimmed to 18 for the 23-27 May event.
"I thought it was a wind up," said Mullin. "Ian told me as we landed back from Portugal last week and I thought he was just messing about but then I turned on my phone and had a message. I did get a call last year but I was on holiday but I think I would only have been a reserve anyway.
"I don't know if I will make the 18 but it is a bit of recognition at 32 and it is always nice to be picked even if I just get on the pitch for two minutes! It has been a great season and it will end it nicely with an England cap - and maybe a goal! But, if I make it, I won't be wearing my England tracksuit everywhere like the others do!"
It will be winger Roberts' second cap while Craney is an England regular and has captained the side.
Holders England will face Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland with matches being played at Eastbourne, Worthing and Bognor Regis. There is no age restriction in this tournament.