Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton is probably not pulling up too many trees with the statement that he would love to sign Swansea City midfielder Shaun MacDonald. The Welshman is in his fifth loan spell at Huish Park at present, and after arriving for his latest spell in Somerset Skiverton made it clear that he wanted a permanent deal to be sorted out.
Having scored a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win over Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road, the biggest danger is that Saturday's performance creates headlines that alerts other clubs. Speaking to BBC Somerset, Skiverton praised the midfielder, but said he didn't want to praise him too much:
"From my point of view, I don't want to big him up too much because it alerts other people to him. But he was head and shoulders above everybody on the pitch. You could see that with the quality and what he does have. It's a credit to us that we got him back again, because he could have seen the season out with Swansea and not been involved there. He's decided to come out here at a difficult time. I think that when he left he knew there was unfinished business and he wanted to come back and help us and fight to make sure we stay in this division. Along with the other players today I thought it was an excellent team performance."
In this morning's Western Daily Press, they reconfirm that Yeovil Town have spoken to MacDonald's parent club Swansea City about making the deal permanent. However, he admitted that any such plans would be bound by whether other clubs stepped in with their own bids:
"I would love to (sign Shaun MacDonald) and we are trying to put things in place. We are an ambitious club, there is stuff going on with our development and we are trying to move things forward. We are governed by outside influences and if someone comes in with £1 million we are not going to be able to put in £1,000,001. Again the problem is that when you have got players on loan you are enhancing their reputations. We will keep it close to our chest and see where we go from here."
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