Scott McDonald has explained why he’s happy to finally arrive at Western Sydney Wanderers after the former Celtic and Motherwell star’s previous transfer attempts.

The 37-year-old will continue his playing career with the A-League side after leaving division rivals Brisbane Roar. McDonald made himself a household name in Scottish football as he shone with Celtic and Motherwell alongside spells at Dundee United and Partick Thistle. Former teammate Kenny Miller will be his new assistant manager.

Former Celtic and Motherwell man Scott McDonald is on the move.

Former Celtic and Motherwell man Scott McDonald is on the move. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Speaking of his move, McDonald said: “Western Sydney Wanderers is a huge club with the best stadium in Australia and proper facilities alongside an amazing passionate group of supporters. I tried to come to this great club about four years ago while I was at Motherwell, but unfortunately that move brokedown.

“I am happy that I’ve finally been able to make the move. We got here eventually, you don’t expect to have three clubs in two years but this is a club I’ve wanted to come to for a long time. Coming to the Wanderers and being with a proven manager, I know what I am coming to, I know the expectations and I’m really excited for the opportunity ahead.

“Firstly, we need to get to the Finals this season, and then we will see what we can do. There are leadership qualities I can bring, to the players and to the group, to help the manager on the pitch and deliver what the managers wants. I want to lift the place, it always happens when you bring someone in. Hopefully I can do the business.”

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