FOOTBALL: MARK Robins has confirmed Coventry City’s third off-season signing as former Manchester City academy member Rod McDonald.
The 24-year-old joins the Sky Blues after spending two seasons playing with Northampton Town in League after previously making appearances for AFC Telford, Hereford United and Nantwich Town.
McDonald has signed on a transfer from Northampton Town, penning a two-year deal with the Sky Blues.
He was part of Stoke City’s academy and made one substitute appearance for the Potters during the 2009/10 season.
The defender went on to register 30 appearances for Oldham Athletic – scoring eight goals.
McDonald told the CCFC website: “It was a no brainer to come here.
“I’ve sat down with the gaffer and had a big talk with him about the club, his ambition, and where he wants to take the club.
“Coventry City is a massive club, and I want to be a part of it.”
The 6′ 3″ centre half has experience of winning League Two with the Cobblers.
He said a physical challenge awaits his new side when the season kicks off in August.
He added: “League Two is a tough league.
“It’s very physical and there are tough places to go, but you have to go to those places and get three points if you want to be promoted.”
Mark Robins has described McDonald as an aggressive defender – something which the defender agrees with.
He said: “I’m aggressive in everything I do but in the right way. I’m quick and I’m happy with the ball at my feet as well.
“Non-league has helped me massively, playing there has made me the defender that I am today.
“If you go back four or five years ago and someone said I’d be signing for Coventry City I wouldn’t believe them.
“The aim is promotion – that is one of the big reasons I came to Coventry.”