Date:Wednesday October 9 2013
AFC Bournemouth midfielder Shaun MacDonald was surprised to receive an international call-up for Wales this week.
The Cherries midfielder made over 20 appearances for Wales Under 21's between 2006 and 2010, but has only won one full international cap.
His one appearance for Wales came on 12th October 2010 against Switzerland in Basel, whilst he was on loan at Yeovil from Swansea.
Since his move to the south coast in August 2011, MacDonald hasn't been involved in the international set up, but was put on stand-by by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the matches against Macedonia and Belgium.
Following a number of withdrawals from the squad, which ironically included current team-mate and West Ham United loanee Jack Collison, MacDonald was called up to the full squad.
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MacDonald told afcb.co.uk...
"It`s always nice to be involved and it`s a real positive for me to be called up, It just goes to show I`m doing something right. It has been frustrating to be injured but I`m looking forward to going away and enjoying myself.
"When you are on stand-by there`s always a chance that you could be called up and I tried to prepare as if I was going.
"Since I came here I haven`t been involved in a squad and sometimes when you haven`t been called up for a while you wonder when the next time will be.
"It has been almost three years and it came as a bit of a surprise, but I couldn`t be happier."
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Date:Wednesday October 9 2013
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