By Harry Sykes
Frank Mulhern has secured a move to non-league club Guiseley after quitting Leeds United earlier this year, it was announced today (Tuesday).
Guiseley revealed on their official website and Twitter account that the striker, 20, has signed a permanent contract after completing a transfer along with fellow new signings Alex Purver, Kevan Hurst and Lee Molyneux.
— Guiseley AFC (@GuiseleyAFC) August 1, 2017
Mulhern has dropped down to semi-professional level after leaving Elland Road in February to try and secure a permanent deal with Huddersfield.
The Republic of Ireland Under-19 international landed a short-term contract with the Premier League new boys when they were in the Championship but was one of four members of the club’s Under-23s squad who was released at the end of the season.
Leeds fans were shocked when Huddersfield revealed on their website in early February that Mulhern had been included in their Under-23s side that beat Crewe Alexandra as part of a trial that eventually earned him a deal.
It came after the striker ended his eight-year spell at Leeds with six months remaining in what remain unexplained circumstances.
He had been talked about as a future first-team star at Elland Road, with the club’s former academy chief Paul Hart speaking warmly of the young Irishman after he had signed a two-year professional contract in the summer of 2015.
“Frankie is a first year pro, he was a scholar last year,” Hart told LUTV. “He’s particularly impressed me with his fantastic ability; he can score, he can take people on, he drifts past people in a very smooth way.
“He’s got a bit to do, but after three games: his attitude, what he’s taken on board, he listens – it’s very good to see him doing well.”
Mulhern has previously spent time in the non-leagues but made little impact during a loan spell at Southport in the first half of last season.
In other Leeds transfer news, a left-back has headed to Elland Road as he aims to secure a permanent transfer from top-flight club.