Wolves striker Liam McAlinden today targeted more goals after breaking his Football League duck on his debut for Shrewsbury.
The Cannock-born 20-year-old took just seven minutes to get off the mark after replacing fellow on-loan debutant striker Cristian Lopez from Huddersfield in the 74th minute, scoring the second goal in a 2-0 win against Gillingham on Saturday.
The goal was McAlinden’s first in the League and second in five senior appearances after making his debut as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat against Burnley in April, then scoring on his first start, in the 2-2 draw against Walsall in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on September 3.
Now he wants to hit the net regularly for Graham Turner’s side to catch the eye of Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett.
“It’s a great start for me to score,” said McAlinden.
“The gaffer put me on to score goals and that’s why I’m here (at Shrewsbury). I did that and we won, so it’s the best feeling.
“Both Wolves and Shrewsbury are in the same division so if I can impress here and show him (Jackett) I can score goals, that’s what I’m hoping to achieve.
“I’ve scored plenty of goals like that for Wolves Under-21s, so hopefully now I’m here I’ll get a few more.”