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KEVIN MCDONALD
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UPDATED 03:25 15th August 2013

Midfielder Kevin McDonald arrived at Wolves in August, 2013, signing a three year contract after checking in from Sheffield United on an undisclosed fee.

Born in Carnoustie, McDonald, a creative midfielder, began his career with Dundee and  attracted interest from Celtic before moving south to Burnley for £500,000 in November, 2008.

The Scotland Under 21 international penned a three year deal at Turf Moor and he played Barclays Premier League football for The Clarets making over 100 appearances for them. He also hit both goals in a 2-1 League Cup victory against Arsenal during his spell with Burnley. 

Following relegation, he spent a short loan spell with Scunthorpe before a longer temporary stay with Notts County. His contract with Burnley expired in the summer of 2011 after which he signed a one-year deal with Sheffield United.

Kevin became a regular in the side but missed out on the play-off final defeat by Huddersfield because of injury. He signed a new two-year contract with The Blades at the end of the 2011/12 campaign. 

With plenty of previous experience at Under-21 level with Scotland, McDonald was the second signing made by Head Coach Kenny Jackett, the midfielder deciding to move despite efforts from Sheffield United to keep him at Bramall Lane.

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