Is MacDonald The Answer?

Last updated : 28 August 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Having signed his man, manager Lee Bradbury was understandably upbeat about capturing the signature of Shaun MacDonald.

The Cherries boss is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Shaun is an all-round midfielder. He is as comfortable sitting and getting on the ball as he is going forward and trying to score goals. He is athletic and can get around the pitch and I like his overall attitude. I think he is a very sensible and professional guy. He is a really good prospect for the club and it is a positive step for us to get somebody of Shaun’s calibre. A few clubs were looking to take him and we managed to secure his signature, which was a really big step for us".

As for the man himself, MacDonald is quoted as saying on his move to the south coast: "I came through the youth system at Swansea and had been there since I was eight, so it was a massive step, not just in football but in my life. It is the first time I have been away and it is going to be a challenge. It is one I am looking forward to. I didn’t want to rush into anything and wanted to think about everything. It has been a stressful week, to be honest, making quite a big decision on what to do. After thinking about it and speaking to my girlfriend and family back home, I think I have got to look at it as a fresh start. I want to be playing football and I haven’t really had a good run of games at Swansea. I am looking to come here and prove to a lot of people that I can do well".