No-brainer for Mullins
New Birmingham signing Hayden Mullins has revealed the club's ambition to get back into the top flight was a big factor in his move.
The 33-year-old joined Birmingham from crisis club Portsmouth on a two-year deal on Thursday and is looking forward to settling down in the Midlands following a tumultuous year. Mullins made 128 appearances for Pompey after joining from West Ham in January 2009 but spent the end of last season on loan with Reading as Portsmouth's financial woes mounted. He helped the Royals clinch the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League, while his parent club was relegated to the third tier. "Birmingham's a big club, and I know they have the ambition to get back to the Premier League, which was a massive factor behind me joining," said Mullins. "I was speaking to a couple of clubs but once I knew Birmingham were interested, there was only one club I wanted to come to."