It was only 55 days ago when McDonald was slotting home his first goal of the season for Sheffield United and the league’s first goal live on Sky sports. A lot has changed since then for the Scottish midfielder who is now a key part of Wolves’ promotion push.
McDonald signed for a fee which is believed to be in the region of £750,000 and has quickly established himself in Wolves’ midfield. He was instrumental in winning the penalty which sealed the points against Crawley and performed well at Port Vale. Since starting at Vale Park he has been in the side ever since and it’s clear to see he will be pivotal to Wolves’ chances this season.
The Scot was clear to point out when leaving Sheffield that it was not a case of money and that he was more impressed with the club’s facilities and ambitions over the next few years. “When I came down to Wolves I was really impressed with what the manager had to say. They want promotion and they won’t settle for anything less.”
One thing is for sure is that there will be no love lost amongst the travelling contingency on Saturday where many took to Twitter to voice their opinions over McDonald’s move to Wolverhampton. Sheffield supporters claimed it was a massive blow to the start of their season, some even ruling out promotion after losing the ball-playing centre midfielder.
“It will be a different experience Saturday but one I’m happy to be involved in.” McDonald acknowledges that it will be a strange game for him to play in but is fully focused on his new club and trying to get three points in front of a decent home crowd.
Sheffield United have had a torrid time of it in league one so far and currently find themselves occupying 22nd place in the division. United haven’t won in the league since their season opener in which McDonald featured and will do there upmost to cause an upset at Molineux on Saturday and get one over the former Sheffield midfielder.