Date: 5th April 2007 at 8:26am
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Wee Gordon Strachan has said that Scott McDonald’s decision to leave Southampton was the best move he could make.

Many Southampton fans have questioned the move to release McDonald on a free to Bournemouth, when just a few years later he has completed to move to Celtic for £750,000.

Strachan said to the Echo: ‘Everything was right about the move and the only thing people might worry about is that he left Southampton while I was the club’s manager.

”But if you ask Scott, he will say that it was the best thing that happened to him – he needed to move on.

”During that time at Southampton, we had four strikers in Marian Pahars, who was valued at £8million back then, James Beattie, who was playing for England, Kevin Davies, who’s now doing so well for Bolton, and Brett Ormerod.

”It was very hard for him to get a game and if you ask Scott, he will tell you that the best thing that happened to him was moving to Motherwell and joining the real world.

”He’s now got a better appreciation of his team-mates and, at 23, he’s got plenty of time to learn even more about the game.’

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