As well as second division Dutch side AGOVV
Apeldoorn and Anderlecht, Macdonald also enjoyed loan spells as a goal-getter with Hamburger SV and Heracles Almelo.
And the club's technical director Tet van Leeuwen admitted that AGOVV
, a club he likened to the size of Macclesfield, would have difficulty holding on to MacDonald even though he is under contract until 2010.
MacDonald joined Albion on a year-long loan deal from AGOVV
Apeldoorn back in January 2007, before making a permanent pounds 200,000 switch.
That is sure to mean more action for MacDonald, the young Dutchman, who has signed on loan from AGOVV
Van Gaal drafted four of Advocaat's players into his squad for the bounce match against amateur outfit Agovv
- Fernando Ricksen, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Bert Konterman and Arthur Numan and is also keen to monitor the progress of injured Ibrox striker Michael Mols.
Ricksen has yet to win a full cap but is expected to feature for Holland tonight when they take on local amateur side AGOVV
The Holland Under-21 international, who moved to The Hawthorns last Friday from AGOVV
Apeldoorn, could sign a permanent contract if he impresses Mowbray.
Ricksen, yet to win a full cap, is expected to feature for Holland tonight when they take on local amateur side AGOVV
MacDonald has made 31 substitute appearances, without finding the net, since joining from AGOVV
Apeldoorn on loan in January 2007 that was turned into a permanent pounds 200,000 transfer a year later.
At just before 1pm yesterday, while Mowbray was putting the finishing touches on a deal that saw Albion sign Sherjill MacDonald on loan from AGOVV
Apeldoorn until the end of the season, the club issued this statement:
But there was good news for Mowbray in the shape of Sherjill MacDonald, the Holland Under-21 international, who yesterday joined Albion on loan from AGOVV
Apeldoorn until the end of the season.
If he does that, Mowbray believes he will be a real asset for the club - not least as he only cost pounds 200,000 from Dutch side AGOVV