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Swindon complete deal for MacDonald

Former Hull City and Rotherham defender heads to The County Ground…

18 July 2022

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Swindon Town have added Angus MacDonald to the ranks, with the experienced defender signing a two-year contract at SN1.

The 29-year-old boasts more than 100 appearances in the football league and heads to The County Ground following his release from Rotherham United at the end of last season.

MacDonald began his career in the Reading academy back in 2007, before embarking on five loan spells during a two-year period at The Madejski, playing for the likes of Salisbury City, Basingstoke Town, Torquay United (twice) and AFC Wimbledon.

In August 2013, he joined Salisbury City permanently before signing for Torquay the following year, where he went on to make 67 appearances over a two-year spell.

In August 2016, MacDonald earned a move to Championship side Barnsley where he later became captain. His impressive displays during his 50 league starts attracted interest from Hull City, who secured his services January 2018.

Following the end of his Hull contract, he joined Rotherham United in August 2020, racking up 46 appearances for The Millers.

After completing his Swindon move, MacDonald, said: “It feels great to be here. It’s another huge chapter in my career and I can’t wait to get started.

“Swindon suits the way I want to play and I believe I have a lot of offer the team. I want to get back to playing proper football and I’m exciting at the prospect of doing that here.

“I’ve got some good experience playing at a higher level, so I’m hoping to use this to drive the team forward and help lead the younger members of the squad.”

Town First-Team Head Coach, Scott Lindsey, said: “We’re delighted to have got a deal for Angus over the line. A lot of work has gone into making this move happen and he’s a fantastic addition to the squad.

“Angus is an experienced centre-half and has a lot of games under his belt playing in the Championship and League One. He’s a real leader who is very accomplished on the ball and I can’t wait to work with him moving forward.”

Town Technical Director, Sandro Di Michele, said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to get this signing done and I think it’s a real statement of intent by the football club.

“Angus has been captain at pretty much every club he’s played at and has various promotions on his CV.

“He gives us that steel that every club wants. He’s a top player and a great professional, so this is a great signing for us.”


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