In an in-depth interview, he reveals his desire to blend know-how and nous with the incredible ability in a youthful squad, also discussing his recovery sessions with Nathan Ferguson.
“I always feel sorry for people who haven’t had much of a career yet and get these injuries,” McArthur says.
“For me, I’ve had a good career and if I get back that’s amazing and I will work hard to do that. But I knew going into that operation that there was a chance I wouldn’t, and if it was the end I had had a good run at it. I felt I had done well for the club and they had done well for me. So I was content with what the final outcome was.
“[Nathan and I] did a lot of rehab together. He is such a nice lad. I really believe he can have a big future at this club.
“I must say that, given what he has been through, the attitude he has got is a credit to himself and his family."
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