Yeovil Town midfielder Shaun MacDonald spoke to BBC Bristol reporter Rob Scanlon following the 1-0 victory over Milton Keynes Dons on February 27th 2010.
RS: Shaun, thanks for joining me. You've just asked for the match DVD and that's not surprising - a fabulous goal.
SM: Yes, obviously I think it's one of the best of my career so far. I'm really happy, but more than anything I'm obviously happy with the three points that pushes us up the table and away from the relegation zone.
RS: It was picked up 25 yards from goal and you won't hit many better than that.
SM: No, like you said, so far that's one of the best ones of my career. I've just got to keep working hard and hopefully there will be a few more like them during the rest of my career.
RS: Did you enjoy the celebration?
SM: Yes, of course! You've got to.
RS: It's your third goal since coming back and I'm sure that the guys back at Swansea will be taking a look as well.
SM: Yes, I spoke to a few people, and that's one thing I've got to work on, where I need to be going forward and scoring a few more goals. But I'm really pleased to be getting that one today.
RS: A man of the match performance as well, and richly merited.
SM: Yes, it's just the same as in every game I play. I always give 110 percent and work as hard as I can for the team, the gaffer and all the Yeovil fans as well. So yes, it's a really happy day for me.
RS: They (the fans) were very good throughout but towards the end they were urging you to commit a few men forward. Terry Skiverton had a bit of a giggle about it because obviously they were trying to sit back on that 1-0.
SM: Yes, MK Dons brought on a few big lads and they were always going to go long ball and try and get the equaliser. We've won 1-0 and the fans should be really happy about that. We're three more points clear of the relegaton zone.
RS: You're nine points clear of some of the sides down there. There were some really interesting results in there and you really are putting some breathing space in there between yourselves and the cut-off line.
SM: Yes, I think this was a really important game for us. Not just Tuesday night against Walsall. We've come out of this game with a back-to-back win now and that will give the lads a lot of confidence going into the next games.
RS: You have to work hard on this surface as well, because it cuts up and it looks heavy.
SM: Yes, in the first half it was all right, but in the second half it started cutting up a bit. But we've got to be professional about it and go out there and get three points like we have done.
RS: It will be nice to have a rest though and a few massages this week.
SM: Yes, definitely 100 percent. My legs are a bit achy and my back is a bit sore, so I'll be taking massages this week.
RS: You're on loan in League One, but you're going to a Championship-style stadium next week, away at Norwich, and probably the toughest trip of the season.
SM: Yes, like I've just said, we've just had a back-to-back win, and so the lads should be full of confidence going into that game now. I know it's going to be a really difficult game, as obviously Norwich are top of the league and they're playing really well, especially at home, but we've just got to go there prepared to battle.
RS: Terry Skiverton said that he may bring in a couple of extra loan players and he's not afraid to do so. It's up to the loan players here to keep their places.
SM: Yes, I think all of the loan players here have done their jobs brilliantly. But if they do bring in more lads, then it keeps everyone on their toes and I think that's a good thing.
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