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Kevin McDonald signs for Wolves

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Wolves have this afternoon confirmed the signing of Kevin McDonald.

McDonald's £750,000 move from Sheffield United was announced today after the 24-year-old playmaker completed a stringent medical.

The former Burnley midfielder has agreed a three-year deal at Molineux after rejecting an improved offer to stay at Bramall Lane, where he was a cult figure with fans, and is expected to be available to make his debut at Bristol City on Saturday.

McDonald becomes Wolves' second summer signing under new head coach Kenny Jackett after Sam Ricketts. And the new addition looks set to add much-needed competition for places in the midfield engine room.

A key man in Wolves' impressive start to the season has been Lee Evans.

Head coach Kenny Jackett has urged the 19-year-old midfielder to last the pace in what will be his first full season of senior football after his £200,000 move from then Conference side Newport County in January.

Evans, who celebrated his home debut with a goal and winning a penalty in Saturday's 4-0 success over Gillingham, joined Wolves team-mate Jake Cassidy in Wales Under-21s' squad for their UEFA qualifying clash against Finland at Bangor City's Book People Stadium this afternoon.

Jackett said: "He did very well against Gillingham. He's not had much league experience but there's some promise for the future.

"If we want to get promoted, we need a squad.Will somebody like Lee be able to play 50 games? We'll see.

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"I have to think one step ahead in case they don't and in case we have injuries. But he had a very good game on Saturday."

Evans believes the victorious opening home game has to be seen as a platform for success for the tough months to come.

"It was nice to get a goal and a good win, but it was just one win," he said.

"Hopefully I can keep playing well and stay in the team. My main role is to hold the midfield, but I want to pop up with the odd goal. We've got to build on that now – we're not going to get carried away."

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