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Last Updated: Friday, 30 March 2007, 15:02 GMT 16:02 UK
Celtic complete McDonald capture
Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald is well known to Celtic fans
Celtic have signed Motherwell striker Scott McDonald on a three-year deal, with the option of a further year.

The Fir Park club announced the deal earlier this week and the 23-year-old Australian has now completed a medical.

McDonald, who will stay with Motherwell until the end of the season, told the Celtic website: "It's a great day for the whole family.

"My dad's side of the family are all massive Celtic fans and I was brought up in Australia as a Celtic supporter."

McDonald worked with Celtic management team Gordon Strachan and Garry Pendrey during his spell as a trainee at Southampton.

And he said: "I can't wait to work with them again.

"I'm sure they will bring my game on a lot and it will be a great challenge for me at Celtic.

"There are a lot of quality players at this club but I'm willing to fight for my place."

McDonald was disappointed to miss out on a January move to Rangers, who offered 400,000 on transfer deadline day.

But Rangers were reportedly unwilling to match Celtic's bid, believed to be 700,000.

The striker has hit 12 goals in 34 appearances for Motherwell this season, including one against Celtic in October.

But he will be best known to Celtic fans for the late double he struck against them on the final day of the 2004-05 season which handed the SPL title to Rangers.

Earlier this week, McDonald told the Fir Park club's website: "I have thoroughly enjoyed playing for Motherwell and I will leave with a lot of good memories.

"I hope the fans appreciate that I want to move on and develop my career and I would like to thank them for the support they have given me."

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