Age: 25 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 3(0) *
A strong and reasonably mobile centre-back who can also fill in at left-back, Rod McDonald is a solid signing for a League Two club. McDonald is a player who cut his teeth as a footballer in non-league, before earning a move to Northampton Town two seasons ago. A decent performance in the FA Cup against us in November 2015 saw McDonald earn a regular place in the starting line-up for the Cobblers as they went on to win League Two. However, he struggled for playing time at a higher-level.
McDonald’s left-footedness strongly suggests that this signing has been made with an eye on Cian Harries’ likely departure, as well as possibly Jordan Turnbull too. This isn’t necessarily the signing of a player highly-coveted by other clubs, but Rod McDonald is someone who has proved he is a strong player at League Two level and is at an age where he should be able to get better. Alongside the right defensive colleagues, McDonald should be a decent signing for us.
*As of 19/08/2017