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Blues Linked With Striker Moves
Friday, 4th Jan 2013 11:59

Town are being linked with loan moves for strikers Aaron Mclean from Hull and Nottingham Forest's David McGoldrick.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy has long been a fan of 29-year-old Mclean and tried to sign him from Peterborough when he was boss at Wolves.

Mclean, who is also interesting Millwall, hasn't featured for the Tigers since the start of December and has scored three times this season.

The Hammersmith-born striker started his career with Leyton Orient, before dropping into non-league with Aldershot and then Grays, with whom he made his name. He joined Peterborough in 2006 and moved on to Hull in January 2011.

McGoldrick has spent the first half of the season on loan at Coventry, scoring 17 goals in 24 starts and one sub appearance.

As reported in November, Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor were at the Sky Blues' game at Colchester in which McGoldrick was reported to be the stand-out performer, scoring once.

Asked about the 25-year-old last week, McCarthy said: “He’s scored a few goals for Coventry on loan and we’ve been looking all over the place. But I wouldn’t tell you my targets, you know that.”

McGoldrick started his career with Notts County but moved to Southampton when still a 16-year-old, having already broken into the Magpies' first team.

The 6ft 1in tall pacey frontman, who spent tim eback at Meadow Lane and at Port Vale and Bournemouth on loan while a Saint, was on the losing side as Town won the 2005 FA Youth Cup.

He joined Forest in 2009 for £1 million, signing a four-year deal, and since then has been on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and then Coventry.

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StuartBrett8 added 12:17 - Jan 4
I love busy day's on TWTD :)

TractorCam added 12:18 - Jan 4
Have to love transfer window, getting linked with players left, right and centre, i love it! And I have more confidence under Mick!

mikeybloo88 added 12:19 - Jan 4
Yep, I'd have both of them ahead of some of our current players, not that I believe we're even in the running for them

ericclacton added 12:22 - Jan 4
Two Mac's just like mick mac.

SouperJim added 12:27 - Jan 4
Town liked with EVERYBODY, one news story, job done ;)

RetroBlue added 12:31 - Jan 4
yes its all postitive stuff being linked with numerous players in the window. However the same old problem may yet still rear its head again , albeit under a new manager, and that is this Club's ability (inability?) to get players to sign for us.

Over to Mr Clegg - again!

Michael11 added 12:31 - Jan 4
I'd like Aaron Mclean, he's a bit like a fitter quicker Jason Scotland! McGoldrick looks like he's bang in form so he could be a good signing too. Got to love transfer window!

alexharban added 12:32 - Jan 4
I'd ideally only really want one. Don't need to many loanees, and out of those two id prefer McGoldrick.

casanovacrow added 12:33 - Jan 4
plenty of irons in the fire and learn Jewellio

Ipswich24 added 12:37 - Jan 4
Seen Mclean a few times and not been impressed no better than Jason Scotland who always gives everything when he plays for us. Dont want another team in our leagues cast offs. Why dont we look at who is scoring goals abroad and in Scotland

ChrisMakin2012 added 12:41 - Jan 4

joe9087 added 12:42 - Jan 4
Yes please to McGoldrick.

I know these players are technically only being linked, but it's nice to see that it's mostly younger, hungry players, or players around the peak of their careers rather than ones looking for a final contract of their playing career.


coyb99 added 12:45 - Jan 4
I think players could want to move to us, considering when jewell left we were in dog crap and now look at us

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