Wanderers sign McDonald


Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the signing of forward Scott McDonald for the remainder of the A-League season.

McDonald comes to the club with a wealth of experience having spent the majority of his career overseas for clubs like Celtic, Middlesbrough, Millwall and Motherwell.

The veteran striker returned to Australia after his extensive career overseas in 2019 with Western United where he played for half a season before making the switch to Brisbane Roar where he has made 23 appearances and scored nine goals.

McDonald will be an important part of the Wanderers squad for the remainder of the season with a number of players expected to be called up to upcoming national team camps as well as the Olympics.

Head coach Carl Robinson welcomed Scott to the club.

“When Scott became available to us on a short term deal, it was an easy decision for us to bring him to the Wanderers with the qualities he has on and off the pitch,” explained Robinson.

“Every game is huge for us now at the business end of the season and we need to do everything we can to change our current momentum.”

McDonald said he was delighted to get to work with the club. 

“Western Sydney Wanderers is a huge club with the best stadium in Australia and proper facilities alongside an amazing passionate group of supporters,” said McDonald.

“I tried to come to this great club about four years ago while I was at Motherwell, but unfortunately that move brokedown so I am happy that I’ve finally been able to make the move.

“We got here eventually, you don’t expect to have three clubs in two years but this is a club I’ve wanted to come to for a long time. 

“Coming to the Wanderers and being with a proven manager, I know what I am coming to, I know the expectations and I’m really excited for the opportunity ahead.

“Firstly, we need to get to the Finals this season, and then we will see what we can do.

“There are leadership qualities I can bring, to the players and to the group, to help the manager on the pitch and deliver what the managers wants.

“I want to lift the place, it always happens when you bring someone in, I think it is healthy and hopefully I can do the business.”