AFC Bournemouth: Yeovil boss Johnson admits interest in Cherries midfielder MacDonald (From Bournemouth Echo)
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AFC Bournemouth: Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson admits interest in Cherries midfielder Shaun MacDonald
YEOVIL Town manager Gary Johnson admits he is tracking the progress of Cherries midfielder Shaun MacDonald in the hope of securing a loan deal.
The Glovers boss revealed that he had yet to explore the possibility with the Dean Court outfit but told the Western Daily Gazette that he would be “in the queue” for the Welshman's services should he become available.
MacDonald, 26, started eight of Cherries' opening nine Championship matches last season but struggled to regain his place following a month-long spell on the sidelines with a knee injury picked up last September.
In-form trio Harry Arter, Eunan O'Kane and loanee Andrew Surman went on to command regular starting slots and the former Wales under-21 captain was limited to seven substitute appearances from the turn of the year, four of which came in the final five minutes of matches.
The ex-Swansea City man enjoyed five separate loan spells with Yeovil prior to his permanent move to Cherries for £125,000 in August 2011.
Discussing his future in an interview with the Daily Echo last month, MacDonald said: “It (pre-season) is a fresh start for me. I need to get back, work hard and try to impress again.
“At the moment, I'm trying not to think too far ahead. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself, I just want to come back, enjoy it and play my natural game so I can go into the season fresh and ready.
“For me, it's a case of getting some good work under my belt and taking it from there. My focus is to get into the team and start games after pre-season.”