Defender MacDonald was City’s sole permanent signing during the January 2018 transfer window. While Ehab Allam’s impecunity in the face of imminent relegation was startling, the signing of MacDonald from Barnsley was nonetheless positive and he slotted straight into the back four crafted by Nigel Adkins. Strong in the tackle, MacDonald at times seemed to lack 100% concentration in a squad shorn of the requisite levels of team spirit. His season ended a game early thanks to being sat on by a Cardiff lummox, which dislocated Angus’s shoulder.
He made a halting return to first team action in 2018/19 before a deep vein thrombosis ended his season prematurely. Then in September 2019 it was announced that MacDonald had been diagnosed with bowel cancer. After such a series of setbacks, it was remarkable and uplifting when Angus returned to training in February 2020 and returned to first team action the following June. He was a blameless figure in City’s inexorable slide into League 1 in the post-COVID end of season thumping-fest, so it was encouraging when talk of a new contract emerged for the big hearted defender. Alas a new deal could not be struck and he sought pastures new.
Born and raised in Hampshire, MacDonald was a youngster at Reading where he came to the attention of Nigel Adkins for the first time. After a series of loan spells but no first team breakthrough at the Madejski Stadium, MacDonald dropped down to the non-Leagues and signed for Salisbury City where he signalled his intent by being sent off minutes into his debut. He went on to become a first team regular at Salisbury, and after one season he headed west to signed for newly relegated Conference National side Torquay United. After two successful seasons in Devon he signed for Barnsley in Summer of 2016, where he soon became first team captain in 2017 and made 54 appearances in a season and a half at Oakwell.
In mid August 2020 MacDonald signed for Rotherham United, newly promoted to the Championship. Angus was a regular centre back for the Millers, making 40 appearances for a side that was relegated back to League One in May 2021.
Although he qualifies for Scotland, MacDonald won U16 and U19 caps for England while at Reading.
Date/Place of Birth: 15 October 1992, Winchester
Hull City First Game: 3 February 2018, Preston North End A (Championship), 25 years, 111 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 July 2020, Cardiff City A (Championship), 27 years, 281 days old
Reading (2008-13), Salisbury City (2011, loan), Basingstoke Town (2011-2012, loan), Torquay United (2012, loan), AFC Wimbledon (2012, loan), Torquay United (2012-2013, loan), Salisbury City (2013-2014), Torquay United (2014-2016), Barnsley (2016-2018), Hull City (2018-2020), Rotherham United (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 21 apps, 0 goalsAngus MacDonald
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