Wes McDonald
Wes McDonald
Wes McDonald
● Wes McDonald, 2022 (FMD)

England

Wesley Nurettin McDonald was born on Sunday, 4th May, 1997, in Lambeth, London.

The 5' 9 (12st 2lbs) midfielder signed for Kris Doolan's Thistle on Thursday, 10th August, 2023, having most recently been with Hartlepool United.

Aged 26, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 12th August, 2023, in a 2-1 defeat away to Airdrieonians in the SPFL Championship.

There were no goals for Wes during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 25th November, 2023, in a 3-0 win at home to Queen's Park in the Scottish Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 7 occasions.

At January, 2024, his club-list included Birmingham City, Nuneaton Town, Solihull Moors, Yeovil Town, Walsall, Morecambe, Hartlepool United and Partick Thistle.

Bio Extra

Plays as a winger or as an attacking midfielder. McDonald was born in London, and joined Fulham's academy from Crystal Palace as a 12-year-old. Through an arrangement with the club, he attended Coombe Boys' School in New Malden, Surrey. He was a member of the England under-16 training squad ahead of the 2012 Victory Shield, but a serious knee injury prevented his participation and kept him out until the following summer, when he took up a scholarship with Fulham. Their academy director described him as "a central midfield player who always looks to break the play up and get us moving forward and who can chip in with a goal or two as well."

At the age of 16, McDonald signed his first senior contract with Birmingham City. He spent a month on loan at National League South club Nuneaton Town in 2016, and a month at Solihull Moors of the National League in 2018, but never appeared for Birmingham's first team, his appearances being largely confined to the Under 23s. He was released at the end of the 2017–18 season. He spent the first half of the following season with League Two club Yeovil Town, joined another League Two club, Walsall, in July 2019, and spent the 2021–22 season with Morecambe of League One. After one season with Hartlepool United of League Two, McDonald signed for Scottish Championship club Partick Thistle in August 2023. He arrived at Firhill with 135 League appearances and 10 goals in his career to date.

Wes never really got going at Thistle and was frustrated by his lack of game time, clocking up just 175 minutes in 6 competitive outings. Unfortunately, his only assist came in Stuart Bannigan's testimonial match! New Years Day 2024 brought a club statement to the effect that he had left by mutual consent, 5 months ahead of his contract expiry date.

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