Mansfield Town sign former Derby County, Tranmere Rovers and Bristol Rovers full-back

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Mansfield Town have completed the signing of left-back Calum Macdonald.

The 25-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Stags, with the option of a further year.

The Nottingham-born defender began his professional career at Derby County and was named as the Rams’ under-23s Player of the Season in 2016/17. During that time, he also earned international recognition, winning two caps for Scotland under-21s.The following season, Macdonald enjoyed a spell on loan at Barrow before signing permanently for League One Blackpool.

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He went on to make 19 appearances for the Seasiders in all competitions before joining Tranmere on loan.

Calum Macdonald has signed a two-year deal.Calum Macdonald has signed a two-year deal.
Calum Macdonald has signed a two-year deal.

MacDonald played a significant role in an impressive season for Rovers as they reached the League Two play-offs, before making his move permanent to Prenton Park.

After two seasons at Tranmere, Macdonald signed for Stockport County, before penning a short-term contract with Bristol Rovers in January of this year.

Manager Nigel Clough said: “Calum is a good, experienced left-back at this level having previously played over 70 League Two matches for Tranmere.

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“With Macca (Stephen McLaughlin) missing the start of the season due to injury, we needed someone who can go straight into the line-up at left-back and Calum fits the bill.”Macdonald said: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for the Stags.

“The club has kept a strong squad together and this seems like the perfect place for me at this stage of my career.”