Swindon bolster defence with addition of Angus MacDonald

By Alfie Howlett - 19 July 2022

Sport

Town add experienced centre half to the ranks on a two-year deal following his release from Rotherham United.

Swindon have made their 13th signing of the summer this morning with the addition of Angus MacDonald. The 29-year-old joins the Robins following his release from Rotherham United earlier this summer.

The defender arrives at SN1 after playing 249 games in a distinguished career which has taken him across the football pyramid. MacDonald began his career with the Reading academy in 2011. While with the Royals MacDonald enjoyed loan spells with Salisbury City, Basingstoke Town, Torquay United and AFC Wimbledon.

After failing to make an appearance for Reading, MacDonald returned to Salisbury City signing a permanent one year deal. In 2014 MacDonald returned to another one of his previous club's in Torquay United. The centre half went on to play 67 games across two seasons for the Gulls with him wearing the armband in his second season.

Next came the big leap into the Championship as he put pen to paper with Barnsley in 2016. MacDonald would captain and feature 50 times for the South Yorkshire outfit before making the switch to Hull in 2018. It was at Hull where the defender was diagnosed with bowel cancer. However, after making a full recovery Macdonald went on to play 46 times for Rotherham.

MacDonald's wealth of experience will prove vital for Town. His leadership qualities will be of great help to an incredibly young squad. As well as this MacDonald looks exactly like the kind of defender Town have required for some time. Standing at 6ft 3in MacDonald will add some much-needed height and strength to the Swindon backline. It's certainly a real signing of intent from the Reds.

Speaking to Town's media team 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.”

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