Sam Mulready commits future to Soham Town Rangers for next season
Loyalty and enjoyment – those were the leading factors in Sam Mulready’s decision to commit his future to Soham Town Rangers for next season.
Having scored 48 per cent of the Greens’ 44 goals in the Bostik League North Division last term, the striker predictably received a number of offers in recent weeks.
However, he has opted to remain at Julius Martin Lane for the 2019/20 campaign, during which he will look to repay the faith shown in him by manager Robbie Mason and assistant Erkan Okay.
“I had a good season personally and I did receive some good offers. Some of them were tempting as well,” he said.
“Like any player I want to play as high as I can, but I also want to enjoy my football and I do that at Soham.
“Mase and Erks made it clear how much they wanted to keep me and is always a nice feeling to be wanted.
“I do feel like I owed them a little bit of loyalty because in recent years when I left clubs like Corby and St Neots, they have given me the game time and stuck by me.
“I really like it at Soham. There is a great group of boys in the dressing room and if we can find some consistency I am sure we can have a good season.”
At the age of 26, Mulready is close to approaching his peak years as a centre-forward.
And he is ready to thrive once again under the weight of expectation that comes with being the man to lead the Soham attack.
“I have always had belief in myself that I will score goals, going all the way back to when I was a scholar at Grimsby,” he added.
“It helps when you feel comfortable, which I do at Soham, and I like to feel relied upon.
“I know I need to score the goals that will help us win games and I thrive on that sort of pressure. If I get the chances I know I am going to take a decent amount of them.
“My whole game improved last year. I played up front on my own quite a bit so I had to hold the ball up and bring others in to play.”