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4 March 2010 : Skiverton Prepared To Be Patient Over MacDonald
Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has said that the club are not thinking beyond the end of this season when it comes to loan midfielder Shaun MacDonald. The Swansea City midfielder this week said that he was fed up with living out of a suitcase, prompting suggestions that he could well leave his home town club in the summer, in search of a permanent contract with a club more likely to offer him first team football.

Of course, the Glovers would jump at the chance to sign the Welsh Under 21 international if they got the chance, but Skiverton has said that for the moment, all he is concentrating on is Shaun's loan spell at Huish Park and maintaining the club's relationship with Swansea City:

"We've got ongoing dialogue with Swansea. They've been absolutely brilliant with us, letting Shaun (MacDonald) come on a Standard Loan. Even if they needed Shaun, they can't use him now. He's with us until the end of the season, and then he'll be going back and having talks with Swansea."

Skiverton added that come the summer, when MacDonald is out of contract, that he would have a lot of big decisions to make, but that those decisions were his and his alone:

"We'd love to keep Shaun, but with the way that he is playing and the way that he is progressing, there are going to be a lot of decisions that are going to fall on him. With what's happening at Swansea, I don't want to get involved in that, because he's a Swansea City player, they've been kind enough to loan him out to us, and what will be, will be in the future. First and foremost, he's only on loan, and we're not looking past the end of the season or trying to get into anyone's head. It's going to have to be Shaun's decision."

Chief Executive Martyn Starnes told the Western Gazette that he was of the same mind, pointing out that the management team were already planning for next season, but that there would be no early move for MacDonald whilst he was a Swansea player:

"Terry Skiverton and Nathan Jones are already looking at their options and compiling lists of targets. Shaun has been a great performer for us this season, but we have got to understand that it is not just in our hands. He is still a Swansea City player."


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