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13 August 2016

Get to know our latest signing Shaun MacDonald.

  • 10 facts about Latics' new midfielder Shaun MacDonald.
  • 28-year-old Wales international joins from AFC Bournemouth.
  • MacDonald has promotion from League One and the Championship to his name.

1. Born 17 June 1988 in Swansea, Shaun MacDonald progressed through Swansea City's Academy before making his debut as a 17-year-old, coming on as an extra time substitute to play in midfield alongside former Latics player and manager Roberto Martinez in August 2005.

2. MacDonald made 13 appearances during his first professional season as Swansea made the League One play-offs, with the midfielder featuring in the semi-final first leg 1-1 draw against Brentford.

3. He scored his first goals for the club when he netted both in a 2-0 League Cup victory over Brentford in August 2008, playing alongside former Latics players Jordi Gomez and Jason Scotland, as well as former coach Dennis Lawrence, in a team managed by Martinez.

4. MacDonald joined Yeovil Town on loan in January 2009, scoring in a 1-0 home victory over Huddersfield Town on his debut.  He scored two in four appearances during his initial spell.

5. After three appearances for Swansea in 2009/10, MacDonald rejoined Yeovil on loan, scored three goals in 32 appearances.

6. 2010/11 continued MacDonald's affinity with the Glovers on loan, making a further 28 appearances scoring four goals, including a hat-trick in a 5-1 victory over Leyton Orient and one goal against AFC Bournemouth, who he would go on to sign for the following season.

7. In just his second season with the Cherries, MacDonald featured 31 times, scoring twice as they were promoted to the Championship as League One runners-up.

8. MacDonald made 35 appearances over the following two seasons, culminating in Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League as Championship winners in 2014/15.

9. The midfielder played three times in the Premier League and made six cup appearances, scoring one goal against Preston North End during the 2015/16 campaign.

10. Capped four times by Wales, MacDonald also featured for the Under 21s 25 times and the Under 19s five times.

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