Young guns sign new deals

December 15, 2010

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.