Shaun MacDonald: “Joining Yeovil was the best thing that ever happened to me”

Shaun MacDonald has said joining Yeovil Town on loan was the best thing that ever happened in his career.

The Wales international midfielder had no fewer than five spells in green-and-white (which we think is a record) made his first move to Huish Park in January 2009 after a call from Darren Way who had played alongside MacDonald at Swansea City.

Shaun MacDonald in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

In fact, the call came whilst Way was in hospital recovering from a car accident and what an inspired move it proved with the loanee scoring on his debut.

Speaking to the Gloverscast for the latest instalment of our GloversPast series talking to former players, he said: “Looking back now, it was the best thing that ever happened to me signing for Yeovil because I played every game when I was fit.

“I had such a good bond with the club and the fans and looking back we had some good players and we always did the club proud.

I felt like a Yeovil player. I felt comfortable at Yeovil Town, I felt we could achieve something, we wanted to avoid relegation every year and I liked the fact the club was an underdog every year in League One.

“I enjoyed that challenge and most importantly I got on really well with everyone at the club, so there was never any reason not to go back.

You can now hear our chat with with Shaun including what Adam Virgo said to him when he wrestled a penalty off the big centre half to complete a hat-trick at Leyton Orient – and his prediction for this weekend’s FA Cup tie between Yeovil and another of his former clubs, AFC Bournemouth.

Listen to the GloversPast below or download it on Apple, Android, Spotify – wherever you normally listen to us.

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