Aug 10 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
ANGUS MacDonald insists he hasn't come to AFC Wimbledon just to make up the numbers.
The Reading youngster made the six-month loan switch to Kingsmeadow last week as cover for first-choice centre-backs Mat Mitchel-King and Pim Balkestein.
MacDonald has yet to feature for the Royals first team but has spent spells on loan at Basingstoke Town and Torquay United.
However, the 19-year-old only made a handful of appearances during his three-month stint with the Gulls last season, spending most of the time warming the bench.
And the talented teenager says he is determined to force his way into Terry Brown's starting XI.
He said: “At my age I need to be playing games so hopefully I can do that here.
“I played at Basingstoke last year but needed to step up a level. Unfortunately, I didn't get enough game time as I would've liked at Torquay because I was only cover.
“I want to do the best I can to try and impress the gaffer enough to get a regular place.”
MacDonald featured at right-back during Wednesday night's defeat to Portsmouth, and could provide useful cover for Curtis Osano.
And the defender says he's happy to play across the backline to get minutes under his belt.
He added: “I've played full-back a few times and in training. I think it helps improve my all-round game because you get more of the ball and are involved in a lot of one-on-one situations.
“I like to get the ball down and play when I can. We've been taught to play like that in the Reading academy so I've got that in my locker.”
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