Former Yeovil Town loan midfielder Shaun MacDonald has again declared his frustration that he has never been able to regularly break into his home town club's team, and has cited the season just gone at Huish Park as his best in football so far.
The Welshman is out of contract with Swansea City this summer, and has yet to receive a contract offer from the Championship side, and is therefore entitled to pick and choose where his career takes him next. Speaking to the South Wales Evening Post, Shaun says that it was his run of matches that he got with the Glovers this season that helped boost his confidence:
"Football is a confidence game and I've never had a run of games at Swansea to get my confidence up. But I think I made 36 appearances this season and it's been my best so far in professional football. Hopefully I can build on that now, and the first thing I want to do is speak to Swansea. Until I hear what they have got to say, I will not think about anything else. Things went well for me at Yeovil. I am sure there will be a few options for me this summer and now I've got to have a think and take everything into account."
Assuming that contract offer comes through for MacDonald, then any club wanting to take him on next season will have to pay a compensation fee for a player who has been part of Swansea's youth scheme since he was nine years old. But MacDonald explains that he is ambitious and believes he is good enough to play in the division that his club currently occupy:
"I've had one or two games here and there for Swansea and then I've been out, which is frustrating. I took the chance to play some games for Yeovil this season and I believe I've shown I'm good enough to play in the Championship. I know I dropped down to League One, but there are some big teams in that division and I think I proved myself against them. I want to play in the Premier League eventually — you have to believe in yourself — and it's about proving to people that I'm good enough."
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