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Jackett: 'MacDonald Was Terrific'

Kenny Jackett hinted today that 17 year-old midfielder Shaun MacDonald could keep his place in the starting line-up.

He produced an excellent performance against Southend on Saturday with McLeod injured and Britton doubtful, he could well keep his place on the wing.

Jackett said:

'Tommy Williams is the obvious one to replace Kevin,'

'He played three games there for us when he first signed and made three goals.

'But Shaun can play both sides even though he is right-footed. If Leon makes it, I could go with the two of them as they both have a bit of craft.'


He was impressed with the young midfielder and says he's just the sort of player the club needs.

He said:

'Shaun was terrific,'

'He and Rory Fallon were our top performers and when you consider that Shaun is not 18 until June and that was his first league start, he did very well.

'He has started two games before for us this season, against Peterborough and Torquay, in the centre of midfield and it was a bit too much for him physically,'

'But in a wide position he's done very well coming off the bench against Nottingham Forest and Colchester and now starting against Southend.

'Assessing him in training over the last year, Shaun hasn't looked out of place at all. In fact he looks one of our better players.


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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 2 2006

Time: 12:53PM

Your Comments

Well from what i have heard Shaun had a storming game .
JACK_THE_LAD
yeh he did he was excellent the best game i saw him play!
FISKENS number1 fan
i was really surprised to see him on the team sheet, it was his first league 1 start and it was agianst southend. He had a awsome game. He is one to look out for in the future
mattyjones
shaun really played fab =) hope he get more opportunies to start as i thought he made a huge difference to tha game .. well done Macdonald :D
swanzea_gal
shaun had an awesome gme 1 4 the future
swanz_gal_05
any truth in the trundle to pompey rumours?
paultsmouth
Can't we get a better photo of Jackett?
Lloyd Coal
i thought shaun had a great game! it was nice to see him in the starting line up an dplaying the full 90 minutes. i think he's a great player and he'll be one too watch out for in the future :D
s_w_a_n_s
good game from young shaun deffo a player for the future
hillo
 

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