ACCRINGTON Stanley haven’t signed too many players who have scored the winning goal against Manchester United.
But they will have that claim to fame when top transfer target John Mullin completes his expected move to the FES.
Mullin was playing for Sunderland at the time and came up against Sir Alex Ferguson’s side at Roker Park.
"It was the Premier League and we were around the relegation zone and weren’t given much of a chance," said Mullin, younger brother of Stanley star Paul.
"We just played really well on the day and I remember we were 1-0 up through Mickey Gray and then a ball came to me over the top.
"I was one on one with Peter Schmeichel and I just gave him the eyes and put it in the other corner!
"We went on to win 2-1 and it is obviously the highlight of my career. I enjoyed that one and it was weird to read the national newspapers the next day and see my name and picture in them.
"But I also remember winning promotion from the Second Division to the First Division at Scunthorpe with Burnley. That was a day to remember too."
Mullin, 32, has agreed terms with Stanley but has yet to sign the one-year-deal with a second year option.
When it is all sorted though, Mullin will bring a wealth of experience with him - something boss John Coleman has said the Reds have been lacking.
The managers Mullin has played under is like a ‘Who’s Who’ of football bosses.
"There have been quite a few as I have been around a bit," he laughed. "There has been Peter Reid at Sunderland, Stan Ternent at Burnley and I also played under Chris Waddle at Turf Moor.
"Then there was David Moyes when I was on loan at Preston and Ronnie Moore at Rotherham and quite a few more.
"You pick up bits from them all in different ways as they have all been successful in their own right.
"I know John Coleman has looked after Paul well so I will hope he does the same for me!"
Mullin started out in his Burnley days as a front man but admits he is more used to the midfield role these days.
"Peter Reid moved me back to midfield when I was at Sunderland as he saw me as a midfielder like himself," he said.
"I don’t mind either way and I never set targets - especially goal ones - I will leave that to Paul. I just hope to chip in with a few."
He and Paul have never played together and the younger Mullin will relish the experience, when the deal is done.
"We were at Junior Clarets together but he is a bit older so we were in separate teams in school and then we went our different ways.
"I am looking forward to it - it will be good for my dad to see both of us play together as he only has to concentrate on one club!"
And Mullin knows all about Accrington as he spent some time watching Paul play last season when he was sidelined following an ankle operation while at Tranmere Rovers.
He says he has recovered and has got into pre-season with the Reds.
"Last season was hard for me as I missed so much of it. I did the injury in pre-season and had an operation - which was a reconstruction of my ligaments - and was just getting fit towards the end but ran out of time.
"It was hard having to end the season like that but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
"Injuries are part and parcel of it and now I am just looking forward to a new challenge.
"I trained with Paul in May and June to keep fit and now I am enjoying training with Accrington.
"I think the lads are giving me a bit of a honeymoon period as I have not had too much stick yet - but I have learnt that Ian (Craney) and Bavs (Ian Dunbavin) are the loud ones and are as thick as thieves!
"Paul is my big brother so he will look after me though. I also know a few of the lads from watching Accrington and Colin Murdock from our days at Rotherham and Preston.
"But the first thing I did notice was the team spirit at the club - it is really good.
"And I just want it all to work out for me as this season is important after missing most of last season. I have never played in League Two before and I am ready for the challenge."