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Fleetwood hope McAlinden is on song

LEAGUE ONE side Fleetwood Town have high hopes for Ireland U21 striker Liam McAlinden after he moved on loan until the end of the season to help win promotion.

The forward, who made his debut for the Republic's U21s last March having been involved with Northern Ireland, had a spell on loan from Wolves to Fleetwood earlier this season but was then recalled to Molineux.

But Wolves boss Kenny Jackett wants the 21-year-old to gain more experience and he will do that now with a second loan spell.

"It's great to have him back," says manager Graham Alexander.

"In his period of time here before he showed what he can do, he scored a couple of great goals. It's good to have him back in the mix with the other players. He's sure to do a good job for us until the end of the season."

McAlinden said: "I've been speaking to the manager here and the manager at Wolves and we all decided it would be best to come back here and get a lot of game time hopefully. Dropping down a division to Fleetwood, hopefully I can come here, play every week and help them get to the play-offs where they want to be."