FOOTBALL: Mullarkey returns to Daniels

Sam Mullarkey in action for Stamford last season ''Photo: Geoff Atton
Sam Mullarkey in action for Stamford last season ''Photo: Geoff Atton
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FORMER Stamford striker Sam Mullarkey has returned to the Daniels.

Mullarkey left Stamford last autumn, joining Corby Town after the departure of Stamford boss Simon Clark from the Premier Kitchens Arena.

Stamford’s new boss, Graham Drury was at Corby last season and has tempted Mullarkey to join his former strike partner Gary King, who has also returned to Stamford.

A graduate of the Nottingham Forest academy, Mullarkey, 24, scored nine times in 22 appearances before making the move to Steel Park in October.

Stamford boss Drury said: “I am delighted Sam has agreed to join Stamford again.

“I believe that Sam is too good for this standard of football, which was why I signed him for Corby. Unfortunately injury halted his progress in the second half of the season but I know he is hungry to get back to that level, just like other players who have agreed to play for us.

“That hunger will be a big factor in our progress in the future. There are boys who will be pulling on a Stamford shirt next season who be keen to prove they are capable of playing at a higher level.

“Sam has a good track record of scoring goals at this level, as supporters will know only too well from his time here and at Grantham.

“He is direct and exciting and defenders don’t like it when he runs at them, he is a constant threat.

“More significantly though, he has a good understanding with Gary King and it is a front pairing I am looking forward to working with. I never got the chance to start them both together at Corby but it is a partnership that scores goals, and that wins matches.

“If I can bring in the other attacking players I am hoping too, then we’ll have plenty of competition to keep everyone on their toes.”