Jamie McDonald praises squad

Latest recruit Jamie McDonald says he was impressed at the talent of the squad as the Yellows look to continue to push up the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division table.

The 28-year-old striker re-joined the club earlier in November, returning to Cantilever Park for his second stint since the 2017/18 season. 

He scored 17 goals in that campaign, before going on to enjoy stints at City of Liverpool and Lower Breck.

McDonald returned under Paul Carden before his departure to AFC Telford United, adding experience to the forward options for the remainder of the current season.

“I am made up to be back,” he said. 

“I’m excited. I didn’t realise how good the squad actually was until I’ve been with them the last few weeks.

“The last time I was here we had an unbelievable squad, but this year feels like we can do something and go on and win the league.

“I want to be a part of the promotion push. That’s the main goal. 

“Personal goals, I want to score goals and get in the team. 

“Promotion is definitely the main aim. Everyone believes in it. When everybody believes it, I think it just has a different feel about it. Everybody believes we can and it’s a good mindset.”

Mark Beesley’s side look to continue their impressive league run, including the recent 5-1 victory over Lancaster City at home, as they travel to the Northolme this weekend to face Gainsborough Trinity in the Premier Division.

“I think the mindset is to always win games,” said McDonald. 

“Beesley has put in a few good things. I’ve known Beesley since the last time I was here. He is a top guy and top coach. 

“All the instructions are coming from him now. He’s just being him and he’s always took sessions and told people what to do and had his own input into what you’re doing. 

“There’s no easy games and that includes this weekend’s trip to Gainsborough. 

“It’s top level and if you’re not on your game, you’ll get beat. Anyone can get the points from anyone in this division.

“I’m looking forward to it. Mickleover was my first away game and I like coach journeys. It’s a good chance to mix and speak to lads being new coming in. Hopefully we can put in a good performance for the travelling supporters and get those three points.”

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