Fleetwood swoop for Wolves striker

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Fleetwood Town have moved to resolve their goals crisis by signing Wolves striker Liam McAlinden on a three-month loan.

The 21-year-old will be at Highbury until January 3 and is eligible to play in Saturday’s game against Port Vale.

He spent time on loan at Shrewsbury Town last season and scored three goals for the Shrews before being called back to Molineux by Kenny Jackett.

McAlinden’s first league goal for Wolves came in their win at MK Dons at the end of March which helped his side march towards the Championship.

Boss Graham Alexander revealed the club have been keeping tabs on McAlinden for some time.

He said: He’s a player we’ve seen play over the last 12 months really. Our scouts and myself watched him during pre-season and he’s a young player we’ve kept an eye on.”

“He went out on-loan to Shrewsbury Town in League One last season and scored a few goals in that little period and he’s obviously been involved with Wolves’ first team ever since.

“There was contact during the early parts of the week that he’d be available for loan and there were a few clubs in for him.

“We were very keen to try and do something though and we’re really pleased that he’s wanted to come to us and try to establish himself.”

“He’s very much a striker who likes to run in behind and play on the shoulder of defenders. His energy is great and he works very hard for the team.

“We only have three recognised strikers at the Club right now, so Liam will be an extra weapon to our armoury. He wants to come in and score goals and I hope that’s the case.”