Fleetwood's attacking style made McAleny's decision easy

Fleetwood's new hotshot Conor McAleny says Town's attacking football helped lure him to the Fylde coast.

Sunday, 25th June 2017, 6:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:46 am

The club fought off interest from Championship clubs to make McAleny their third signing of the summer.

And the 24-year-old forward, who has signed on a free transfer from Everton, says he was impressed by Town’s attacking football when he faced them while on loan at Oxford last season.

Rosler’s side cruised to a 3-1 win at the Kassam Stadium that day in April.

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Having scored 10 goals in 14 starts for Oxford, McAleny is keen to keep his strike-rate up at Highbury.

He said: “It was a successful loan. I just want to repeat that here – just get my head down and get as many games and as many goals as I can, and see where it takes me.”

“It was a tough game against Fleetwood.

“They played nice football, attacking football, which is exactly how I want to play, so I’m happy.”

McAleny was straight into pre-season with Town last week and says next month’s week in Austria will help him to integrate with the squad.

He said: “I think any player likes the start of pre-season but it’s what you’ve got to do.

“Going to Austria is going to help me. I’ll be away for a week with the lads, so it will help me to bond.

“ It’s a good group of lads so I’ve got no worries.”