Mullen back in football

Last updated : 10 December 2002 By Tony Scholes

Jimmy was appointed last week, replacing Mark Pound and he took his first training session at Bridgnorth’s Crown Meadow before naming the team for his first game in charge which was the big local derby away to Ludlow.

He said last Friday on the eve of his first game, "My start could not have been much tougher than this, playing one of the in form teams in the league in a local derby.

"It is a real baptism of fire and we will have to be totally focussed to make sure we don’t give them a chance at goal, but I am really looking forward to it.

"I had my first chance to assess the players in training last night and spoke to them about the game and how we should approach it so hopefully they have taken it on board.

"I will have to have a chat with Mick Tranter (General Manager) because I have not seen Bridgnorth play for over 12 months so I need to build up my knowledge of the players."

Bridgnorth went on to win a point at Ludlow in a 1-1 draw which keeps them in 17th place in a 22 team league.