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Tate And MacDonald Sign New Deals

Tate And MacDonald Sign New Deals

The futures of Alan Tate and Shaun MacDonald have been secured as they sign new contracts that will see them stay with the Liberty Stadium outfit until 2010.

Both players have signed onto what are regarded as performance related deals that are increasingly becoming the norm not the exception at the club. Tate has been criticized this term for his performances but the Swansea City veteran has been rewarded for his hard work with a new contract.

The former Manchester United trainee has been with the club from the dark days that nearly saw the club drop out of the football league to the new found swagger in Swansea`s championship promotion season.

Youngster Shaun MacDonald has also signed a new deal to keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2010. MacDonald has been one of the most consistent performers in the reserves and has vastly improved in the last year.Despite finding chances to prove his worth in the first team, the midfielder is firmly one for the future.

Roberto Martinez has also declared that Tate fully deserves his place in the Championship squad next season and will be looking to his stand in captain to help gel the new additions into the Swansea ranks. The Spaniard will also be looking for big things from MacDonald as the tactician firmly believes that the Welsh U-21 international can go on an thrive with the club.

Martinez Told The SWEP:

"Alan is as good as a Welsh player to us.He is one of a core of players who understand what it takes to play for Swansea City along with Leon Britton, Andy Robinson and Kris O`Leary. That group have been through many emotions with this club and they are vital to getting the best out of the new additions who come in."

"Alan deserves to play Championship football. He's worked very hard for that chance, and we're delighted he's going to be here with us for many years to come. Without being in the limelight, Shaun has progressed really well this season."

"The first six months were very hard for him because he was trying to get his body ready to cope with professional football. But I'm really proud of the progress he has made and I'm now looking for Shaun to go on and become a big player for this club in years to come."

"I think the fans saw in the last 20 minutes at Brighton last Saturday that Shaun is someone who should be challenging for a first-team place, and I think he can do that now. He has a great future in the game and the fact that he's signed a new long-term contract with us is great news."


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Writer:sbrjack
Date:Wednesday May 7 2008
Time: 10:24AM

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Good news indeed especially when their contracts are performance-base.
Czech_Jack
07/05/2008 10:44:00
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Really pleased that Tate has secured a deal as his attitude has been spot on. MacDonald has got to prove himself this season although he's done ok at times and has done well for Wales U21s
welshboy78
07/05/2008 15:32:00
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good news indeed especially when their contracts are performance-base.ecepichally good news cuz of how many contracts we have running out
mumblesjack98
07/05/2008 16:32:00
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