Former Brisbane Roar striker Scott McDonald has wasted little time finding a new club, with the ex-Socceroos marksman joining Western Sydney Wanderers for the rest of the A-League season.
Having fallen out with Roar coach Warren Moon, McDonald parted ways with Brisbane on Saturday after 15 months at the club.
Less than a week later, the 37-year-old former Celtic, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Motherwell and Western United attacker has joined the Wanderers.
His experience will come in handy for a Wanderers side that could lose some attacking players to Socceroos’ duty during the latter stages of the season.
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“Western Sydney Wanderers is a huge club with the best stadium in Australia and proper facilities alongside an amazing passionate group of supporters,” McDonald said.
“I tried to come to this great club about four years ago while I was at Motherwell, but unfortunately that move broke down, so I am happy that I’ve finally been able to make the move.
“We got here eventually, you don’t expect to have three clubs in two years, but this is a club I’ve wanted to come to for a long time.
“Coming to the Wanderers and being with a proven manager (Carl Robinson), I know what I am coming to, I know the expectations, and I’m really excited for the opportunity ahead.
“Firstly, we need to get to the finals this season, and then we will see what we can do.
“There are leadership qualities I can bring, to the players and to the group, to help the manager on the pitch and deliver what the managers wants.
“I want to lift the place. It always happens when you bring someone in. I think it is healthy, and hopefully I can do the business.”
Wanderers coach Robinson said it was an “easy decision” to sign McDonald after he became available due to the “qualities he has on and off the pitch”.
“Every game is huge for us now at the business end of the season, and we need to do everything we can to change our current momentum,” Robinson said.
The Wanderers, who host Sydney FC on Saturday night, haven’t won in their past six matches and have dropped out of the top six.
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