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Huddersfield Town linked with Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra

Scunthorpe striker Paddy Madden not believed to be target

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Rajiv van La Parra beats Queens Park Rangers' Paul Konchesky to the ball

WOLVES winger Rajiv van La Parra could be a name on Huddersfield Town’s list of potential targets.

But sources suggest rumours of a move for Scunthorpe United’s Republic of Ireland striker Paddy Madden are wide of the mark.

Dutchman Van La Parra, 24, can also play as a striker.

A product of the Feyenoord youth system, he played his first senior games in France with Caen.

Van La Parra had a three-year stint back in Holland with Heerenveen, winning Dutch Under 21 honours, before joining Wolves in 2014.

He has been in and out of Kenny Jackett’s side this season, and had a six-game loan spell at Brighton and Hove Albion, scoring twice.

Van La Parra, well known to Town’s football operations chief Stuart Webber, who previously worked at Molineux, was a starter in Wolves’ 1-1 draw at QPR on Saturday.

He has made 38 starts and played 14 times as a substitute for Wolves.

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He recently said of his time at Brighton: “I was happy with the Brighton loan so I could get some games there and the (Wolves) gaffer could see me.

“It was an important move for me. Now it’s about playing football and as many games as I can.”

Madden, 25, has fired 16 goals for League I Scunthorpe this term.

Two of them came in Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Colchester United.

The Dubliner started out at Bohemians but made his name during a loan stint at their city rivals Shelbourne.

Madden earned a six-figure move to Carlisle United five years ago.

He struggled to make an impact at the Cumbrian club, but flourished after joining Yeovil Town, initially on loan, before a knockdown £15,000 deal.

Scunthorpe signed him for a reported £300,000 two years ago and he has netted 38 times for them.

Madden has one full Republic cap, against Wales in August 2013.

The transfer window closes at 11.00pm next Monday, February 1.

Town have so far signed Algerian international forward Karim Matmour and brought in Middlesbrough left-back James Husband on loan.

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