Rod McDonald believes in Notts County's plans for next season

Last updated : 24 June 2024 By Magpie Mick

McDonald said: “When you look at the players who are already here, and add the players the club has brought in this summer, the potential to achieve promotion is there.

“I really believe in the plans the gaffer has outlined for the season ahead and hopefully we’ll be able to implement them on the pitch.              

“For me, it’s massive to be part of such an exciting project at a club of this size.

 “I played with Jodi Jones at Coventry, so I know what he’s about. When you have someone like him to give the ball to, you’ve always got a chance of creating something.

“I also played with Cedwyn Scott at Carlisle. He’s an instinctive striker who can score from half a chance. It’s exciting to be playing alongside them both again.

“Neal Ardley was my old Wimbledon manager, so I’ve always kept an eye on Notts.

“I scored my first EFL goal here, for Northampton, and I remember looking around at the stadium and asking myself how this club was in League Two.

“It was obviously sad to then see the club go on to get relegated - but now I don’t think there’s another club at this level with a more exciting future.

“If you want to get promoted, you need competition all over the pitch. It keeps everyone on their toes.

“I’ve been involved in teams who play out from the back at various clubs, so I’m excited to be a part of that here – but first and foremost my mind is on keeping the ball out of the net.

“I’m buzzing to be here and will be carrying that into pre-season.”