McDonald in Burnley squad

08 April 2010 02:40
Burnley boss Brian Laws has confirmed Kevin McDonald will be included in the squad travelling to Hull on Saturday after the midfielder was fined for leaving Turf Moor without permission at half-time during last weekend's 6-1 defeat to Manchester City. Reports have suggested McDonald - who was substituted by Laws at the break with the Clarets 5-0 down - headed to a nearby pub after departing the stadium. The 21-year-old issued an apology on Tuesday for his "naive" and "disrespectful" behaviour, while his manager on Thursday admitted McDonald "was an idiot for doing it". But Laws insists he has now drawn a line under the matter and will consider the Scotland Under-21 international for this weekend's crucial relegation six-pointer at the KC Stadium. "He's made an error, he has held his hand up, he has taken the punishment and he's apologised," Laws said. "What more can you ask? It was a judgement call he made and it was the wrong one. "We'll draw a line under it and move on. He'll certainly be within the squad, so there's no further punishment."

Source: PA