Midfielder Hayden Mullins has officially completed his move to Birmingham City on a free transfer.
Mullins, 33, has joined Birmingham on a two-year-deal despite having two years left on his contract at Fratton Park. The English midfielder agreed to cancel his contract in order to allow a move to St Andrew’s.
Administrator Trevor Birch told the website: “We appreciate the effort and sacrifice made by Hayden to help get this deal done.
“He’s been a loyal servant to the club and clearly cares about its future. We wish him all the best at Birmingham.”
By the sounds of Birch’s quotes, Mullins was very helpful in the process to allow the club to cancel his contract and allowing him to join Birmingham which has benefited the club very well financially. He has got the right attitude, and maybe if Kanu or Tal Ben-Haim took this kind of attitude then they’d be able to find a club a lot easier!
Mullins made 119 appearances in all competitions for Pompey, scoring three goals – two of which were against Watford and one being an absolute screamer!
The 33-year-old went out on loan to Reading at the end of the season to help Pompey out with reducing the wage bill, making seven appearances for his home club, but they opted not to sign him on a permanent basis.
Mullins has been great for Pompey since joining in January 2009, being dubbed as ‘Mr Consistent’, playing at right-back and left-back on occasions as well as his usual central midfield role.
Pompey boss Michael Appleton has praised the midfielder for all his work since arriving at the club: “Before he went on loan Hayden was always in my starting line-up.
“He’s a consistent performer who gives you confidence because you know what you’re going to get from him.
“I’m sure that’s the main reason Lee (Clark) has signed him for Birmingham. Hayden is a good character in the dressing room and very easy to manage.”
We’d like to wish Hayden all the best for the future and thank him for all the hard work and effort he put in to every performance in a Pompey shirt. Good luck Hayden!