Young Wolves striker Liam McAlinden, is believed to be a target for Steve Cotterill’s Bristol City, says the Bristol Post.
Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill is looking to have a sharper attack for the upcoming season, despite already having twenty-four goal striker Sam Baldock from last season, and is looking into the potential signing of Wolves striker Liam McAlinden.
The twenty year old striker spent part of last season out on loan to Shrewsbury, where he dispatched three goals in nine Shrews games.
Since coming through Wolves’ academy in 2010, the Irishman has made eight first team appearances for the West Midlands side and scored on one occasion, which was a match winning goal at Stadium MK in the last minute, in front of just under nine thousand Wolves supporters.
He made his debut for Wolves in the 2012-13 season when they had relegation to their name in the Championship, coming on as a second-half substitute in their second to last game of the season, which ended in a 2-1 defeat to Burnley.
McAlinden’s debut left him with mixed emotions, as that defeat to Sean Dyche’s Clarets meant that the club he supports and plays for secured a place in League One and achieved successive relegations.
It’s shown that with the small amount of games McAlinden has played that he is a League One goal scorer, and Steve Cotterill will be hoping that it’s goals galore at Ashton Gate, if the Robins can scare interested Championship outfits away from snapping up their top striker, in twenty-five year old Sam Baldock.
It’s unlikely that the youngster will be involved in Kenny Jackett’s plans for their hopeful return to the Championship.
Internationally, McAlinden made three Northern Ireland appearances in 2012, and then went on to appear for the Republic of Ireland where he 0nly appeared once in 2014, and has not yet found the back of the net for his country.