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MacDonald's new adventure

5 July 2013

Charlie on his move to Latics

New-signing Charlie MacDonald is looking forward to the latest chapter of his lengthy career with Latics.

And the 32-year-old describes it as a new adventure as he have never before played for a club north of Milton Keynes.

MacDonald has now qualms about moving so far from his home or leaving his family in London so not to disrupt the schooling of the elder two of his three children.

He said: "They are settled and we have decided my family will stay down south.

"Manchester is only two hours from London by train and I will get back home frequently on my days off so that is not a massive issue."

MacDonald knows plenty about Latics having played against them in recent seasons for Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons and Leyton Orient.

He explained: "I scored a brace for Brentford in a 3-1 victory in a night game at Boundary Park. One was a scissor kick in front of the Verlin Stand and the other a typical striker's goal at the opposite end.

"I also played for Leyton Orient against Latics in the last game of the season."

MacDonald, who has spent the week on trial at Boundary Park, has been impressed with the set up.

He continued: "Oldham has always been a big club, one which has also played at the highest level.

"The gaffer has aspirations to take the club back that level and I want to be part of it.

"I have made a lot of appearances at this level which I know well."

MacDonald admitted this summer had been totally different as he found himself out of work.

He said: "It is all down to the climate in football at the moment.

"There has been a lot of interest and people talking to me, but nobody put their money where their mouth is.

"I had no firm offers until the one I received from here.

"The gaffer called me and invited me to train and have a look about the place as well as they could see me.

"They are a good set of lads and everybody has looked bright, bubbly and sharp in training.

"It is a great opportunity for me and I am sure the right people are here to take the club forward. That is why I signed."

Keep logging on to the official website to hear manager Lee Johnson's thoughts on his latest signing.

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