Burnley's MacDonald drops kilos to impress at Falkirk

Burnley midfielder Alex MacDonald feels he can now give his best at Falkirk after dropping the pounds.

Burnley midfielder Alex MacDonald feels he can now give his best at Falkirk after dropping the pounds.

The on-loan Burnley midfielder was told to lose weight by gaffer Eddie May who felt he was looking sluggish.

And after almost a month of intense training and a change in diet, MacDonald says he's a lean and mean fighting machine.

MacDonald, who aims to dump St Johnstone today, said: "The gaffer said I wasn't going to play unless I got fit.

"I lost a bit of weight and I was put on a course to do that.

"He stuck to his word by saying if I lost weight then I would start playing.

"I wouldn't say it was a shock to hear him say it - I knew myself I needed to lose a bit of weight and gain some sharpness.

"Hopefully, the work I have done behind closed doors with Steven Pressley and Paul Green has paid off."

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