Luton Town managed to secure the services of Fleetwood Town captain Steve McNulty in January 2013, despite the central defender operating in the division above The Hatters.
Instantly earning admiration from Luton fans, McNulty enjoyed an excellent second half to the 2012/13 campaign.
McNulty was named vice-captain for the 2013/14 campaign, a year that proved to be somewhat of a turning point in Luton’s recent history.
Keeping a club record of 23 clean sheets, McNulty helped guide Luton to promotion back to the Football League, with The Hatters winning the fifth tier by 19 points.
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The Liverpool-born defender was then handed captaincy the season after, leading Luton to an eighth-placed finish in League Two.
His consistent performances in Luton’s backline earned McNulty a place in the League Two Team of the Season, however, in order to move closer to his family, the central defender joined Tranmere Rovers in October 2015.
Enjoying further success at Tranmere, McNulty led the Wirral club to successive promotions via the play-offs, but he was then released in 2019.
After being released, McNulty joined York City in the National League North, playing 26 games for The Minstermen.
Despite being rather successful when it came to the play-offs in his career, his time with York ended with a play-off defeat.
Dropping down a division in the summer of 2020, McNulty swapped the north-east for the north-west, putting pen-to-paper on a deal with Witton Albion.
The last campaign was eventually curtailed, however, after 12 games this time around Witton find themselves in 18th position.
At 38 years old, McNulty is still going strong, but when the time comes to hang up his boots, he has previously mentioned on a podcast that he would like to go into management.