Young guns sign new deals

Striker McAlinden and winger Ismail – both 17 – have committed

themselves to the Molineux club until 2013. Wolves’ academy manager

Kevin Thelwell said: “Liam is a centre forward who was actually

converted from a left-back and has never looked back since. He

works hard, has a terrific left foot and has scored plenty of goals

at youth level. “Zeli is also an exciting player who is a right

winger but can also play on the left. He can beat players and cross

the ball with quality as well as having the ability to score

goals.” McAlinden joined the academy at the age of eight, while

Ismail was recruited shortly after his 10th birthday.