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MACCA EXCITED BY McKENNA APPOINTMENT

23 December 2021

"He’s a really positive guy who talks as if he’s ready to come in, get a hold of the Club and take us forward"

Macauley Bonne says that he and the rest of the first-team squad are looking forward to working with new Town manager Kieran McKenna.

Following his appointment last week, Kieran has led his first couple of training sessions at the Club alongside Martyn Pert and Rene Gilmartin.

The Blues boss joined from Manchester United, where he had worked under Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and, albeit briefly, Ralf Rangnick.

Following the Boxing Day trip to Gillingham being postponed, Kieran will be in the dugout for the first time when Wycombe visit Portman Road on Wednesday, 29 December.

Macauley said: "Seeing where he has come from and what he has done in his career so far would make it exciting for anyone working under him, especially when you consider he is coming from being the first-team coach at a club like United.

"It’s still early days but the main thing that came across is that he wants to get us playing and to be enjoying our football again.

"We’ll soon know over the next few weeks, with the training sessions we have and what style of play he wants us to play and I’m really looking forward to it along with the rest of the players.

"He’s a really positive guy who talks as if he’s ready to come in, get a hold of the Club and take us forward."

Chantry-born Macauley has netted 11 goals at the halfway stage of the campaign for the Club he is a lifelong supporter of.

When questioned about any potential frustration at not finding the net since November, he added: "I’m not frustrated at all. I’m a striker and I’ve been through it in my career many times and I’ll go through it again many times.

"I’m on 11 goals before Christmas and I said to myself before I came here in the summer; 'just go and get between five and 10 goals before Christmas.'

"I’m happy with what I’m doing and really looking forward to cracking on and scoring more goals for this Club."


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