Strach - Mac will prove himself

Boro boss thinks striker will make his own headlines

Strachan: Pleased with signing

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Gordon Strachan insists new signing Scott McDonald will prove a success despite not hitting the headlines on transfer deadline day.

"It didn't make any headlines on Sky Sports News."

Gordon Strachan

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McDonald joined Middlesbrough on deadline day in a deal worth around £3.5million.

Strachan remains delighted with the deal, admitting you could not buy a striker from the Championship for that price.

And he was not the main headline on deadline day, ironically because of the two other deals which enabled his move to go through - Adam Johnson's switch to Manchester City and Robbie Keane's move to Celtic.

"It didn't make any headlines on Sky Sports News," said Strachan.

"And I didn't see it on the back of too many newspapers.

"If you go to Peterborough now and Scunthorpe they will be asking that for their strikers.

"I've come to realise in the last year that there's people out there calling themselves strikers without striking.

"If you look at his record he lives up to what he's called.

"At Motherwell he scored goals against Celtic and Rangers. When he played in the Champions League he scored against AC Milan, Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk, and he scores in Old Firm games.

"With his record he has the right to be called a striker."