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GT praises McAlinden's efforts

10 December 2013

Manager happy with Liam's contribution during loan

Graham Turner has highlighted the contribution of Liam McAliden during his loan spell at the Greenhous Meadow following his recall by Wolves.

The young striker found the net against Gillingham, Sheffield United and Port Vale after settling in well at Shrewsbury Town.

"He's a good player," said the manager. "He obviously got his three goals and stuck them in extremely well. He's still learning the game, still growing physically.

"I think he started four or five consecutive matches, quite a substantial block of games for his first taste of league action and I thought he did well for us. I would welcome him back."

Graham added Wolves had been pleased how the loan spell went for McAlinden, a player highly regarded at Molineux.

He said: "I had a phone call to say they had got one or two issues with strikers and they needed him back. I was told he would be in contention probably to take a place on the bench. It wasn't a recall for the sake of it.

"The message I got was they were pleased with what had taken place here. He had got plenty of Football League game time and if there was an opportunity again to let him out in January then this would be the first port of call, or any of the players they've got there.

"Liam's gone back and been quite complimentary about how he's been treated here so I don't think Wolves have any hesitation about letting him out or any of the other players come to us."

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