Angus MacDonald (footballer)

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Angus MacDonald
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MacDonald playing for Torquay United in 2014
Personal information
Full name Angus Lees MacDonald[citation needed]
Date of birth (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Winchester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Torquay United
Number 21
Youth career
2007–2011 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Reading 0 (0)
2011 Salisbury City (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2012 Basingstoke Town (loan) 8 (1)
2012 Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
2012 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2013 Torquay United (loan) 14 (0)
2013–2014 Salisbury City 29 (2)
2014– Torquay United 12 (1)
National team
2007–2008 England U16 6 (0)
2010 England U19 4 (0)
2013– England C 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:50, 27 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:34, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Angus Lees MacDonald (born 15 October 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Torquay United as a defender.

Career[edit]

MacDonald was born in Winchester, Hampshire. He started his career in the Academy at Reading and spent time on loan at Salisbury City during his scholarship before signing his first professional contract in June 2011.[1][2] In November 2011, MacDonald joined Conference South side Basingstoke Town on loan, making his debut in a 2–1 FA Trophy win over Sutton United.[3] He joined Football League Two side Torquay United on loan until the end of the season in February 2012.[4] He made his professional debut for the Gulls in a 1–0 win over Crawley Town.[5] On 30 July 2012, MacDonald joined AFC Wimbledon on a six-month loan deal.[6] However he was subsequently recalled by Reading on 28 September 2012.[7]

On 22 November MacDonald rejoined Torquay United on loan for six weeks as defensive cover.[8][9] He made his return to the team as a first-half substitute in the 1 – 0 defeat to Bradford City on 8 December.[10] On 8 January 2013 MacDonald had his loan extended until the end of the season. Torquay manager Martin Ling described the loan as effectively a trial for MacDonald, with the possibility of a permanent transfer in the summer when his Reading contract expired.[11]

MacDonald was released by Reading on 24 May 2013 after the club confirmed that his contract would not be renewed.[12] Following his release he had trials with Yeovil Town,[13] Birmingham City[14] and Leicester City[15] though he did not join any of the clubs on a permanent basis.[16]

On 23 August 2013 he joined Salisbury City on a one-year contract.[17] He made his debut three weeks later as a late substitute against Chester but was sent off within minutes for violent conduct.[18] The following month he scored his first goal for the club with an overhead kick, earning Salisbury a 2–1 win over Wrexham.[19]

MacDonald signed for newly relegated Conference Premier club Torquay United on a one-year contract on 21 July 2014.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 April 2014.[3][21][22]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salisbury City (loan) 2010–11 Southern Premier 4 0 0 0 1[a] 0 5 0
Basingstoke Town (loan) 2011–12 Conference South 8 1 0 0 3[b] 0 11 1
Torquay United (loan) 2011–12 League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2012–13 League Two 4 0 0 0 1 0 1[c] 0 6 0
Torquay United (loan) 2012–13 League Two 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Salisbury City 2013–14 Conference Premier 29 2 3 0 1[b] 0 33 2
Career total 62 3 3 0 1 0 6 0 72 3
  1. ^ Appearance in Southern League Premier Division play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in the Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transfer news: new signing". Salisbury City F.C. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Club confirm 14 contract offers". Reading F.C. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Angus MacDonald profile". Basingstoke Town F.C. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Club confirm 14 contract offers". BBC Sport. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Crawley 0–1 Torquay". BBC Sport. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "MacDonald Loaned". Reading F.C. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "MacDonald recalled". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Loan Update". Reading F.C. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Back to Gus". Torquay United F.C. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Bradford 1 United 0". Torquay United F.C. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Angus loan extended". Torquay United F.C. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Contract offers". Reading F.C. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Moore signs for Yeovil and makes an impression in first run-out at Poole". Western Morning News. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Tattum, Colin (25 July 2013). "Solihull Moors 1 Blues Development Squad 3". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Leicester City's under-21s beaten at home". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  16. ^ Sweet, Chris (12 July 2013). "Yeovil head to Portugal but still seek defensive reinforcements". Western Morning News. Plymouth. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Salisbury sign defender Angus MacDonald". Salisbury City F.C. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Salisbury City 3–1 Chester". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Salisbury City 2–1 Wrexham". Salisbury City F.C. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Torquay United sign Angus MacDonald and Toby Ajala". BBC Sport. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Appearances and goalscorers". Salisbury City F.C. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Angus MacDonald career statistics". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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