Age: 26 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 37(0) *
Having been part of one of the strongest defences in the division – at least in the first half of the season – Rod McDonald has come in for plenty of praise. A mobile defender with better than average distribution for a League Two centre-back, Rod McDonald has played an important role in this side in bringing a level of composure to our play, both with and without the ball, at the back.
However, he’s not the most dominant of centre-backs and he tends to have a slight impulsive streak in his game where he can get caught out going into challenges he has less of a chance of winning. Playing alongside Jordan Willis this season, you wonder whether either would benefit from being partnered with a more dominant centre-back. Given our generally strong defensive record this season, it feels like nit-picking, however, if we continue to leak goals as we have started to do, our defenders have to take some of the responsibility for that.
*As of 25/04/2018