January 24, 2022

Kyle makes Diamonds return

We are delighted to announce the return of defender Kyle MacDonald, who joins on loan from Dunfermline Athletic for the rest of the season.

MacDonald (22) who can operate in either full-back position, joined the club from Motherwell in May 2019.

A series of solid performances in defence alerted Championship clubs to Kyle’s ability, and Dunfermline swooped to secure his services just over a year ago.

Manager Ian Murray was pleased with the opportunity to bring Kyle back on loan, saying: “I’m really glad we’ve got Kyle in, it’s been a little bit of a waiting game for different reasons.

“He knows how we like to do things and he knows a lot of the guys, so it’s good to get him back. We’ll hopefully get him plenty of minutes on the park, and he’ll add real strength to our squad.

“He offers great athleticism and he’s improved on the ball since he left here, so we’re really looking forward to working with him again and it gives the players a little bounce as well.”

Joining the squad for training today, Kyle added: “Seeing Airdrie doing well was a big factor in coming, so I’m looking forward to it and can hopefully start with a win tomorrow.

“At Dunfermline I’ve been playing at wing-back and I’ve even played right-wing this season, so I do see myself as quite versatile in where I can play.

“Hopefully I can help us go that one step further and get to the Championship this season.”

Kyle goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s visit to Clyde, and we look forward to seeing him back in the Diamond and adding to his 43 appearances for the club.

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