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McAlinden Signs On Loan

9 July 2015

Wolves Striker Joins Shrews For Six Months

"I wanted to get in as early as I could, meet the lads and get in and about it," said McAlinden.

"I get on with the lads here and I've got friends here so it's easy for me to come and settle back in.

"I want it to be a good stint here and see where it takes me.

"I had a good relationship with Mike (Jackson) the last time I was here and he's kept in touch and Wolves have always said that Jacko thought really highly of me."

And as he already knows many of the players in the Shrewsbury squad already, the 21-year-old is looking forward to linking up with old friends once again. "Hopefully I'll fit in perfect here and it will all go well."

"I think between us we'll get a lot of goals.

"There's a lot of experience with the other three and Collins scored a lot of goals last year.

"Tyrone (Barnett) and Scott (Vernon) are both big and strong strikers as well, so I think I can add something different to the front line and hopefully it will be enough.

"When I spoke to the manager he said he wants me to run channels and get in behind and cause problems for defences and I think that's my game.

"It's a good forward line (at Shrewsbury) and very potent for this league," said McAlinden.

The 6ft 1in striker knows there will be plenty of competition for a place in Town's attack this season but believes he will bring something different to the side.

"Hopefully I can bring that to Shrewsbury and get them kicking on up the league this year."
"I had good times and bad times with Fleetwood last year. I was in and out (of the team) so I think I've got enough experience of the league now as well as the ups and downs of the league.
"I've matured in myself and had a few other loan spells out in the same league and I still carried on scoring goals.

"I was young (back then in 2013) and now it's a year and a half on," he said.

McAlinden, who had two spells at fellow League One side Fleetwood Town last season, insists he has matured since his last spell with Shrewsbury and wants to bring his experience into play for the 2015/15 campaign.

"Wolves needed me so, as my parent club, I went back and did my best for them, but now I'm delighted to be back (at Shrewsbury).

"Hopefully I can kick on from where I left off last time."
"It's been on the cards now for a few weeks. We've just been sorting bits and pieces out between the two clubs but I'm glad to be back now.

"When I was here last time I was doing well and scoring goals and enjoying my time here, but then it got cut short.

said McAlinden."I'm delighted to be here,"

McAlinden, who has represented Republic of Ireland at under-21s level, admits he is glad to be back at Greenhous Meadow and wants to help the Shrews kick on in Sky Bet League 1.

The 21-year-old, who spent time on loan at Town in 2013 and scored on his debut against Gillingham, will remain with the Club until early January.

Shrewsbury Town can confirm the signing of Wolves striker Liam McAlinden on a six-month loan deal.

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