McDonald joins Iron
Burnley midfielder Kevin McDonald has joined Scunthorpe United on a month's loan to gain playing time.
Last Updated: 14/10/10 12:52pm
Burnley midfielder Kevin McDonald has joined Championship rivals Scunthorpe United on a month's loan to gain playing time.
The 21-year-old has made just one substitute appearance this term, scoring in the Clarets' 3-1 Carling Cup win over Morecambe back in August.
Burnley boss Brian Laws, a former manager at Scunthorpe, believes McDonald's stint with the Iron is a win-win situation for everyone concerned.
He told the club's official website: "It does them a favour but it does us a favour. Kevin needs to get some games.
"They play a style of football that will suit Kevin down to the ground so it's a great move for him as well.
"He's playing in the Championship so we can keep a close eye on him and I can keep a close eye on him because I live around the corner! He's not disappearing too far.
"He's a talented player. He's young and he's still got a lot of time. We feel there is more development and more to come out of him and maybe a stint away from the club will see that."
McDonald is set to make his debut for Scunthorpe in their derby clash with Doncaster Rovers at Glanford Park on Saturday and will be eligible for seven games during his month's stay.
Signed from Dundee in June 2008, McDonald has made 64 appearances so far for the Clarets.
But he landed himself in hot water last term when he stormed away from Turf Moor at half-time after being substituted when the Clarets were 5-0 down in their eventual 6-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City .
He subsequently accepted his fine from the club, as well as apologising for his 'naive' and 'disrespectful' behaviour.