Kevin McDonald is looking forward to returning to Molineux with his new club Fulham in a crucial Championship clash tomorrow afternoon.
The Scottish midfielder made well over 100 appearances during a three-year spell with Wolves and was named the club’s player of the season before being frozen out by Kenny Jackett. He helped the Midlands club win the League One title and was a key part of the side that pushed for a place in the Championship play-offs the following season, but is now firmly focused on trying to pick a vital three points for the Whites.
Speaking to Fulham’s official website, McDonald says he has already had a chance meeting with some of his old team-mates last week:
I saw a couple of the [Wolves] boys on Sunday when I bumped into them at Winter Wonderland, so we had a bit of a laugh and a joke there. It’s always the same, everyone has a laugh together but when it gets to Saturday there’ll be no laughing and joking then, everyone will be serious, myself included.
That’s football at the end of the day, I’ve moved on from Wolves. I couldn’t fault the place one bit, I had a fantastic three years there where I really enjoyed my time. I played with and met some amazing people, but I’m on the opposite team now, I’m on the other side, so I’ve got to go there and be professional and put in a good performance.
McDonald hopes that Fulham can build on the quality of last weekend’s 5-0 thrashing of third-placed Reading and replicate the high standards that they set that day.
It was a great performance last weekend, everything went our way. So the mood and the spirits here have been high, as has been the case in recent weeks. It’s a nice place to be and we’ll take that momentum into this Saturday.
Fingers crossed we can use the Reading win as a turning point and start moving further up the table to where we want to be. We feel that since Huddersfield we’ve played well in each game and haven’t really dropped our standards as such.
We let a poor goal slip against Brighton, but on the whole we’ve been really solid. Maybe Sheffield Wednesday was a bit of an off game from us, but we’re hopeful we can kick on now.