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City snap up former Manchester City academy youngster

Worcester Editorial 16th Jun, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

FORMER Manchester City academy prospect Clayton McDonald has been snapped up by Worcester City ahead of the 2015/16 season.

McDonald was a product of the Citizens academy from where he graduated in 2008, although he did not go on to make a senior appearance for the former Barclays Premier League champions.

The 26-year-old centre back, who has penned a one-year deal at Worcester, can name Walsall, Port Vale, Grimsby Town, Macclesfield and Chesterfield on his CV.

His last club was neighbours Redditch United – for who he made eight appearances for this year.

And standing at 6ft 6ins, McDonald will be hoping to bring a physical presence to the squad which has been missing since the departure of Wayne Thomas.

The signing provides another boost for the Blue and Whites, who have already secured deals for former Hednesford Town captain Darren Campion, striker Ryan Rowe and fellow defender Alex Gudger.

Joint manager Carl Heeley said: “We have been working on a deal to bring Clayton to the football club for a number of weeks and finally we are delighted that we have been able to bring it to a conclusion with him signing.

“We believe Clayton has the attributes that we are looking for and also the personal hunger and desire to get back playing football regularly and be successful.

“At 26 he has a number of years experience in the football league but also with his best footballing years ahead of him,” he added.

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