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Gaffer hails ‘talented’ McAlinden

10 July 2015

Town boss delighted to finally sign Wolves striker

Micky Mellon was quick to thank Wolverhampton Wanderers for loaning what he believes is a future Championship striker.
The Republic of Ireland U21 international spent time on loan at the Greenhous Meadow back in 2013 and returns to Shropshire following a more recent loan spell at League One side Fleetwood Town.
And Micky feels the 21-year-old offers something different than what the club currently possess in the striking department and believes pre-season will be a good way of judging if his new acquisition is ready for regular League One football.
“He’s known to the club, and we have to thank Wolves for letting us have one of their talented young players,” said Micky.
“It’s been ongoing for a while and it’s a deal we can do and we’re delighted to get him.
“We believe and Wolves believe that he will be a Championship player at some stage so like everyone else, he’ll be judged on the games coming up.
“Pre-season will tell us if he’s ready but he’s certainly a talent.
“I’m looking forward to him showing us what he’s capable of and becoming a valuable member of the group.”
And for a young player who has already experienced several loan moves away from his parent club, Micky feels the forward’s experience of playing league football, combined with his footballing education at Wolves will prove valuable to his squad.
“He’s a talented boy and he’s different to what we have.
“He’s had a few loans now and it’s important that he’s more experienced now because if you get him in his first loan, you never know quite what you’re going to get.
“But he’s had a few loans now and logistically he suits us, he’s been well schooled at Wolves, his movement is fantastic, he works well with other players in the team and recognises that if someone makes one kind of run, he makes another, and he’ll be a really good addition.
“He wants to score goals, he’s a good finisher, he’s young, he wants to come here and prove a point and he’s full of enthusiasm.”



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