Crewe Alexandra’s latest signing, Shaun MacDonald, believes his vast experience in the game can help a relatively young dressing room.
The former Wales International midfielder has agreed with a two-year deal after leaving Rotherham United this summer and the 33-year-old believes that he can become a leader with his actions this coming season.
MacDonald arrives with Premier League and Championship experience and is sure to be a leader following the departures of former captains, Perry Ng, Ryan Wintle and Harry Pickering and more senior figures such as Olly Lancashire, Omar Beckles and Eddie Nolan.
On completing his two-year deal, Shaun told us: “I was glad to get it over the line. I knew about the interest two, three weeks ago but the family had a new born boy, so that put it on hold a bit but I am just glad to have signed and sorted.
“I had been up to see the gaffer and have a look around the training ground a few weeks ago and I spoke to a couple of the lads I know, like Mika and Don and they spoke very high of the club.
“I can see that it is a relatively young squad but there are some older ones as well, like Chris Porter, Donervon and Luke Murphy, so I think I can bring some more experience into the club and help the younger ones, on and off the pitch.
“I am not a shouter in the dressing room or anything like that but I think I can be a leader in my own right and lead more by example. I will try and help the younger ones in any way I can and I spoke with the gaffer about that.
Shaun added: “The philosophy and identity of the club is one of the main reasons why I joined the club and I am looking forward to it.”