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McAlinden: Fleetwood is where I wanted to come back to

15 January 2015

Striker enjoyed fruitful spell with Town earlier in the season

Liam McAlinden is hoping he can pick up where he left off after returning to the Club on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season.

The young striker netted twice for the Cod Army earlier on in the campaign before being recalled to Molineux by Kenny Jackett.

Cannock born McAlinden certainly created an impression during his short time on the Fylde Coast back in October, and he admits that he’s now hungry for more goals.

He said: “It’s great to be back because I’ve been pushing for this for the last few weeks since I haven’t really been involved at Wolves.

“I know I need to go out and get games, and I’ve spoken to the gaffer here and he’s said I can come and play games until the end of the season, so I’m looking forward to it.

“It was a good spell when I was here last time and I really enjoyed it, so when the opportunity came about again I spoke to my agent and the staff at Wolves and it was the right thing to do.

“I remember my first goal for the Club well down at Colchester. We didn’t get the result we wanted there but the lads have gone on a good run recently.

“I was scoring goals here and playing every week, and had no doubt in my mind this is where I wanted to come back to.

“I know the manager and the lads well, so it was more of a case of coming here knowing that I’d be settled and try to enjoy it as much as I did last time.”

McAlinden believes time away from Molineux once again will benefit him with opportunities at a premium in the West Midlands.

“At my age I need to be playing every week, and Wolves are doing well at the moment and I’m not getting enough game time there.

“Maybe the formation they play doesn’t suit me, so coming here and hopefully playing games will benefit me.

“Wolves needed cover and they’ve obviously signed Benik Afobe as well so it meant I could go out, and it’s the best decision all round.

“Hopefully I can push Fleetwood into the Play-Offs with a few more goals and wins here and there, which goals will bring.

“I’m a striker and I’ve come here to score goals. Any goals I score will hopefully fire us up the league as that’s where everyone wants to be at this Club, including me.”

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