Rod McDonald (footballer, born 1992)

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Rod McDonald
Personal information
Full name Rodney Troy McDonald
Date of birth (1992-04-11) 11 April 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Coventry City
Youth career
2003–2005 Manchester City
2005–2009 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Stoke City 0 (0)
2009 Nantwich Town (loan) 1 (3)
2010–2011 Oldham Athletic 30 (8)
2010 Stafford Rangers (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Nantwich Town (loan) 14 (0)
2011 Colwyn Bay 15 (0)
2011–2013 Nantwich Town 44 (1)
2013–2014 Hereford United 48 (4)
2014–2015 AFC Telford United 22 (2)
2015–2017 Northampton Town 23 (3)
2017– Coventry City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:06, 15 February 2016 (UTC).

Rodney Troy "Rod" McDonald (born 11 April 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League Two club Coventry City.

Career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

McDonald joined Stoke City's academy from Manchester City's academy in 2005. He became a regular in the club's youth and reserves side but was released in the summer of 2010. In October 2009 he joined Nantwich Town on loan to gain some first team experience.[1] However Stoke recalled McDonald after just one substitute appearance after academy manager Adrian Pennock wanted him to start on his debut.[2]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

McDonald signed for Oldham Athletic in early August 2010 after impressing in a series of trial games at the club.[3] He made his debut on 31 August 2010 in a Football League Trophy match against Shrewbury Town as a 45th-minute substitute.[4]

On 29 October 2010 he joined Stafford Rangers for a month-long loan period to gain some first team experience.[5] He returned to Oldham at the end of November having made four appearances whilst on loan, including three league matches.[6]

On 22 February 2011, McDonald joined Northern Premier club Nantwich Town on a month-long loan deal.[7] The loan was extended on 24 March until the end of the season.[8]

At the end of the season he was informed that he was out of contract and would not be offered a new deal.[9]

Colwyn Bay[edit]

In July 2011, McDonald agreed to join Colwyn Bay.

Nantwich Town[edit]

In late 2011 he rejoined his former loan club, for the third time, this time on a permanent deal.[10]

Hereford United[edit]

On 28 January 2013, McDonald joined Hereford United on a contract lasting until the end of the season.[11]

After impressing Hereford manager Martin Foyle, McDonald signed a new one-year contract on 11 June 2013.[12]

Personal life[edit]

His father Rodney was a professional footballer, as is his older brother Clayton.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Non-league football: McDonald to join Nantwich". This Is Staffordshire. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nantwich boss rues loss of Stoke City starlet". This Is Staffordshire. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oldham Athletic sign young defender Rod McDonald". BBC Sport. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Oldham 0 – 1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "McDonald on the move". Oldham Athletic. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tim Flowers signs two for Rangers". Express & Star. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk/page/NewsUpdate/0,,10337~2299171,00.html
  8. ^ "McDonald extends loan". Oldham Athletic. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lactics offer new contracts". Sky Sports. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "McDonald latest signing for the Dabbers". Nantwich Town F.C. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bulls sign McDonald". Hereford United F.C. Hereford United F.C. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hereford United: New deals for Graham, O'Keefe and McDonald". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Proud Dad Rod". Walsall F.C. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 

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