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McAlinden at Highbury to score goals

2 October 2014

Loanee hopes to make big contribution while on the Fylde Coast

Liam McAlinden admits that he can’t wait to pull on a Fleetwood Town jersey after signing a loan deal with the Club until January 3rd.

The 21 year old agreed to move to the Fylde Coast from Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers this morning and hopes he can help the Club climb the table.

He spent time on loan at Shrewsbury Town during the early parts of last season and created an impression for Salop before returning to Molineux and netting his first league goal away at the MK Dons in March.

With opportunities limited this season in the West Midlands, McAlinden is now ready to help Town’s cause until the New Year.

Speaking to the Club’s website this afternoon, he said: “From what I’ve seen and heard from my agent I know that Fleetwood play good attacking football, and hopefully I can score a lot of goals here.

“I like to play off the shoulder of defenders and I’m fairly quick. I score a fair few amount of goals too so when I spoke to Graham he said that Fleetwood create a number of chances but just need someone to put them away.

“There’s a good batch of strikers here anyway and it’s normal to go through a patchy spell at times, so if I can come in and help then great.

“This is the first experience for me moving away from home but it was something I wanted to do. If I ever do have to move away from Wolves then this will be good experience for me.”

McAlinden enjoyed success last season as Kenny Jackett’s side earned promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

“It was a great experience and when you’re young you don’t expect to be involved in things like that with a massive club such as Wolves. I hope to carry on doing well now this year.

The Cannock born attacker netted his first league goal for Wolves at Stadium:MK in March which helped towards their return to England’s second tier.

“That was the first time I’d been involved because I hadn’t really featured much up until then, but when the gaffer (Kenny Jackett) called me up I did well and made the right move.”

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