STRIKER Liam McAlinden has joined Wrexham on a two year contract

McAlinden, 27, arrives at The Racecourse after leaving Morecambe at the end of last season.

The frontman signed his first professional contract in 2010 with Wolves before making his senior debut in April 2013 as a substitute in a 2-1 defeat to Burnley.

During his time at Molyneux, the frontman scored once in 14 league games and also had two loan spells with both Shrewsbury and Fleetwood Town, as well as a temporary stint with Crawley, before he was released at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

He signed for Exeter City in the summer of 2016, where he spent two seasons, and he joined Cheltenham for the 2018-19 campaign during which time he has loan stints with Brackley Town and Kidderminster Harriers.

McAlinden switched to Halifax Town ahead of the 2019-20 season and he moved to Stockport in January 2020 after scoring 10 goals in 27 National League appearances for the Shaymen.

In August 2020, McAlinden signed for Morecambe but he was released at the end of last season after helping the Shrimps clinch promotion to League One.

His final goal for the club came in the play-off semi-final first leg at Tranmere Rovers.

On signing for Wrexham, McAlinden told the official website: “I’m delighted to get the deal over the line. I spoke to the manager last week and once he explained the project here I was keen to get involved.

“From the outside looking in, it’s been really interesting to see what is happening at Wrexham so as soon as I knew the club was interested, it was a no-brainer to get it over line.

“I’ve played in the National League before, and enjoyed a consistent season. I’d describe myself as a hard-working forward, I like to get in behind defenders and hopefully I can bring something to excite the fans once they’re back at the Racecourse Ground.”

Manager Phil Parkinson said: “Liam’s an interesting player. He can play wide and just off a target man.

"He’s a good age, good technical ability and he’s mobile.

“We’ve had to compete with some league clubs to bring Liam here and I’m delighted to get that over the line.”