Hayden Mullins (Midfielder)
27th Mar 1979 (Reading)Signed:
22nd Oct 2003 (£600,000)Contract:
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Hayden Mullins was signed by Alan Pardew (initially on loan) in October 2003 from Crystal Palace for a fee of £600,000. He could have been forgiven for initially regretting that decision as his former side beat the Hammers in the 03/04 Play-Off Final to reach the Premiership just seven months later.
The perfect example of a 'utility man', Mullins has played all across the back and in the centre of midfield for the Hammers, although he favours the holding midfield role and it is there where he has played his best football for the club.
That failure to hold down a regular position lead to irregular spells on the bench in the promotion season but since reaching the Premiership, Mullins has silenced his doubters with a string of accomplished performances and looks set to continue his partnership with Nigel Reo-Coker in the centre of midfield for the foreseeable future.