Tranmere Rovers have confirmed that club captain Steve McNulty will be leaving Prenton Park when his contract expires at the end of the month.
The burly 35-year-old made 28 appearances for the Super White Army this season, helping them to a Wembley play-off final victory against Newport County. He joined from Luton Town in 2015 following their relegation to the National League, having previously been a winner with the Hatters.
McNulty, who began his career with Vauxhall Motors, captured the admiration of Tranmere fans for his all action displays and his robust build. He’s a strong, determined character who makes up for a lack of pace with good positional awareness and a strong aerial presence.
He was part of the Fleetwood side that went from the National League North to the Football League, making him a three-time promotion winner from the fifth tier, as well as now adding a Football League promotion to his list of achievements.
He’ll now seek out a new challenge, but seems to be leaving Prenton Park with lots of positive messages from their supporters.
Been fantastic to watch every supporter of every club come up against Macca and expect an easy ride, only to come out of the game in absolute awe at his dominance.
A man at the absolute heart of our revival.
LEGEND ? pic.twitter.com/b5PLVBW0wN
— Greg Clayton (@gregclayo) May 29, 2019
— Happy Harry (@zzzoooman) May 29, 2019
Best Captain I’ve seen at the club. Legend and leader ?
— Tom Boys (@Boyseygolf) May 29, 2019
At a time when we were in free fall and needed a leader, Steve came in a steadied the ship and provided the foundation for a good finish to the season, then 3 trips to Wembley. Thank you ?
— Southwest Tranmere (@SWTranmeresupp) May 29, 2019
Steeeeeeeeeeve! What a way to bow out lifting back to back trophies. Coming off the bench and winning 12/12 headers including the last free kick of the game! Thanks Steve
— Mark R (@thebagwell85) May 29, 2019
It was hard when we lost Admiral Nelson, but this is hard to take. Tears rolling from my eyes. Fists clenched
— Níall (@nialldoolan) May 29, 2019
Cult hero and a Tranmere legend. Opposition fans laughed at your size but you laughed back with the clean sheet. The warrior, leader and calmness at the back. You fought us out of non league. All the best!!
— Dave Edwards (@daveyedwards85) May 29, 2019
Thanks for the memories Macca. You was exactly what we needed when you came in, a leader who lead by example and everyone else followed. What a way to go out. TRFC legend that's for sure ? #SWA
— Alexander Smith (@ZaaanderSmith) May 29, 2019
A true leader, without whom we would be nowhere near where we are. One of my favourite ever tranmere players. Thank you, Steve ?
— Ben (@BenJBHughes) May 29, 2019