First Team

Wing king

17th July 2019

Anthony McDonald insists he’s comfortable on either side of the park after he opened his Hearts account in last night’s 2-0 win over Cowdenbeath.

The 18-year-old put in an impressive display as the Jambos dominated the Betfred Cup Group A match, bagging the second after Craig Halkett had opened the scoring.

Stationed on the right wing, the left-footed trickster enjoyed continued success by cutting in and linking up with his teammates and he believes that link-up play will only get better once everyone gets fully fit.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “I like to come in and play one-twos and play around the box.

“I don’t think of myself as a winger who will run down the line and put the ball into the box every time.

“I like to come in and link in and try to make stuff happen. I feel good out on the right.

“Some of the boys are getting match fit so we’re all finding out about each other.

“It was good to play with a few different players and thankfully I did well. We just need to keep going again.

“Every game is a chance to show the gaffer what I’ve got. Hopefully I’ve impressed him.

“Callumn Morrison’s still to come back to fitness. He’s got really good ability and gives something different to the team, and so does Jake Mulraney.

“Overall it was good to get the win. That was the most important thing.

“On a personal note it’s good to get off and running so hopefully I can keep going.”

Anthony’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV by clicking here.