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Liam's Delight

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15:19 25th April 2014

Striker signs new contract.

Wolves striker Liam McAlinden has put pen to paper on a new two year contract.

The delighted 20-year-old has made his breakthrough into Kenny Jackett’s senior squad this season and has made two starts with a further seven appearances coming from the bench.

Liam, who was capped by the Republic of Ireland at under 21 level during the campaign, joined the club’s Academy at the age of eight rising through the ranks to become a regular in Steve Weaver’s development side last season.

His first team bow came with an appearance in the final home game of last season against Burnley. 

This season, after a brief appearance from the bench in the Capital Cup defeat at Morecambe, he got his first senior Wolves’ goal in the game against Walsall in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. 

However, without doubt, the highlight of his year was when he headed the winning goal in front of a mass away following as Wolves beat MK Dons in March to enhance their promotion chances.

Liam admitted: “Scoring that goal was a tremendous feeling – something that I’ll never forget. 

“When I was offered a new deal by the club I didn’t have to think twice. I’ve been here for a long time now – 12 years – and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 

“The gaffer really knows the game and I am learning a lot from him. It’s great that we have been promoted and hopefully I’ll play my part in us having a good year when we return to the Championship next season. 

“Everyone dreams about playing in the Premier League and I’d love to be able to do that with Wolves.”   

Kenny Jackett added: “I’m very pleased that Liam has agreed to spend his near future with Wolves.

“Everyone at the club believes that he has a good future here. He has got stronger and quicker and has improved immensely.

“I believe he will continue to improve and be a real force for the club.” 

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