League One side Fleetwood Town have signed striker Conor McAleny on a three-year contract after he was released by Everton earlier this month.
Academy graduate McAleny, 24, made just three appearances for Everton, but scored 10 goals in 19 appearances on loan with Oxford United last season.
He has also spent time on loan at Scunthorpe United, Brentford, Cardiff City, Charlton and Wigan.
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1 Posted 23/06/2017 at 12:35:06
2 Posted 23/06/2017 at 12:42:33
I can't help but feel like we missed a trick with him. He had such a wonderful pre-season a few years ago under Martinez and was then shunned in favour of Kone. I really felt he was a player more likely to shine in the Premier League, rather than a lower division.
Anyway, all the best to him.
3 Posted 23/06/2017 at 12:47:18
4 Posted 23/06/2017 at 13:46:43
I saw a lot of him at Oxford and his finishing was superb. A little bit surprised a low-table Championship team didn't take a punt.
Good luck to the lad, hope he has re-discovered his love for playing after all that health shop bollix.
5 Posted 24/06/2017 at 00:49:11
He's one lad I'd like to see do well.
6 Posted 24/06/2017 at 02:45:05
Maybe because our scouting is terrible or the coaches are piss poor (like Ebrell, just noooo).
7 Posted 24/06/2017 at 05:53:11
This might be a good move for McAleny to help get them promoted and have another big season and also raise profile should a bigger club come in for him.
8 Posted 24/06/2017 at 07:25:58
9 Posted 24/06/2017 at 07:30:09
10 Posted 24/06/2017 at 07:38:21
Conor McAleny was and is a success by any normal method of measurement. Not even considering his broken leg! Also don't forget even those of a rarer breed who make it can be dethroned by a summer incoming transfer if that raises the bar even higher.
Hope he does well and "Fleetwood Mac" will be the new chant!
11 Posted 24/06/2017 at 09:34:21
12 Posted 24/06/2017 at 10:17:59
The subject of academy success rates has been done to death but in a nutshell we are pretty much talking about hundreds of kids aiming for about 11 royal blue jerseys so what kind of failure rate are you expecting?
Fleetwood might be a club you know little about but League One is hardly Sunday league. Be nice please.
13 Posted 24/06/2017 at 11:34:42
Fleetwood Town is hardly the end of the earth and you can make a good career there even do a Jamie Vardy and get yourself back in the Premier League.
Best of luck to your health and future.
14 Posted 24/06/2017 at 14:28:44
15 Posted 24/06/2017 at 14:49:30
I hope the lad does well for them and himself. He must be desperate to be consistently selected because less than 60 appearances in first teams is all he's managed thus far in his whole career, and for a man who'll very soon turn 25 years-old, that's bizarre.
16 Posted 24/06/2017 at 16:40:21
17 Posted 24/06/2017 at 17:01:02
Hopefully he'll get a bag full and move onto a bigger club/league, no disrespect to Fleetwood mind.
18 Posted 24/06/2017 at 18:30:48
19 Posted 24/06/2017 at 19:03:31
Unfortunately, Conor broke his leg after just four games and the loan move was terminated, but Conor had done okay in the brief time was there.
Conor has gone to a club with a manager who he has worked with before and maybe feels confident under him.
20 Posted 24/06/2017 at 19:15:11
Glad McAleny has found a comfortable spot. Wish him the best.
21 Posted 24/06/2017 at 22:48:11
Maybe there's not loads of high-profile academy rejects clawing their way back up, although Mustafi, Forshaw, and Dier all left the academy and played first team football in the premier league last season.
If you look further down the divisions, you'll see Everton are doing much better than most of our rivals, and we give most of the half decent ones every opportunity, so very few slip through the net.
Mustafi is the only "one that got away" for me, seeing as Dier was only on loan.
22 Posted 25/06/2017 at 03:27:55
23 Posted 25/06/2017 at 14:23:19
24 Posted 25/06/2017 at 17:10:39
It must be Everton U-18s back in 2011-12 his first season with the club any idea who the opponents were?
25 Posted 26/06/2017 at 05:45:43
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