Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Blues linked to Halifax striker

Ipswich Town have been linked to former Exeter City striker Liam McAlinden. Photo: PA

Ipswich Town have been linked to former Exeter City striker Liam McAlinden. Photo: PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Ipswich Town are said to ‘be among a number of Football League clubs chasing’ Halifax striker Liam McAlinden.

That's according to website Football Insider, who also report that table-topping League Two side Swindon Town are eyeing a move for the front man.

McAlinden, 26, has scored 10 goals in 20 starts and six substitute appearances for Halifax in the National League this season.

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Having moved to the West Yorkshire side from Cheltenham in the summer, his short-term deal expires this weekend and it looks like the former Wolves academy graduate, who had spells at Shrewsbury, Fleetwood, Crawley and Exeter, could be set for a return to the Football League.

The 6ft 1in striker won caps at Under-21 level with both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Paul Lambert's striking options at present consist of James Norwood, Kayden Jackson, Will Keane, Freddie Sears, Jordan Roberts, Aaron Drinan, Ben Folami and Ben Morris.

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