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Staunton tips Mulligan to improve

Steve Staunton
Staunton is a relative managerial novice

Darlington manager Steve Staunton believes that winger Nathan Mulligan will grow as a player as he gains more experience with the club.

"There's more to come from Nathan. It's a big step-up," Staunton told BBC Tees.

"From where he's come from he found the pace just a little bit quick, but it's a good work-out for him."

Mulligan, 23, signed from Northern League side Norton & Stockton Ancients, made his Quakers debut as a substitute against Hereford a fortnight ago.

He then made his first Football League start on Saturday, lasting the first hour of the Quakers' 1-0 home win against Burton Albion.

Former Middlesbrough academy player Mulligan has overcome leukaemia to continue his career.

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see also
Darlington 1-0 Burton Albion
14 Nov 09 |  League Two
Quakers hard but fair - Staunton
06 Nov 09 |  Darlington
Darlington complete double swoop
30 Oct 09 |  Darlington

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