A-League transfer: Mariners bolster defensive stocks

The Central Coast Mariners have re-called the services of left side utility Brad McDonald who has today signed a deal until the end of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.

The 25-year-old, who provides options at both left back and left wing returns to the Mariners, a Club that he won a Hyundai A-League Championship with during the 2012/13 Season.

The Papua New Guinea born speedster signed his first professional contract with the now defunct North Queensland Fury where he made 25 Hyundai A-League appearances during the 2010/11 Season.

Since departing the Mariners, McDonald has plied his trade at several PlayStation 4 National Premier League Clubs in APIA Leichhardt Tigers, Manly United Football Club as well as the Central Coast Mariners Academy.

McDonald has been trialling with the Club over the Christmas period and impressed Tony Walmsley enough to earn a Hyundai A-League return.

Head Coach Tony Walmsley praised McDonald for his determination and good character. 

“I’m absolutely thrilled that Brad has signed with us. He’s a perfect fit for the club in terms of character and as a left sided attacking full back or winger has outstanding attributes in areas where we need depth,” Walmsley said.

“Brad was very unlucky not to figure more prominently during his previous spell with the club and has the hunger to succeed,” Walmsley said.