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Macca | "I'm delighted to be staying"

Gills midfielder pleased to sign new deal at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

24 May 2021

Alex MacDonald speaks to the club website after signing new deal.

Alex MacDonald, who recently signed an extension to his Gillingham contract, says he is looking forward to making his “proper debut” in front of a deafening Rainham End next season.

The experienced midfielder has so far played all his home games at an eerily quiet MEMS Priestfield Stadium and the prospect of walking down the tunnel to the echoes of our notoriously-loud backing proved too tempting for him to turn down.

The former U21 Scotland international, speaking exclusively to the Club website, said: “I am delighted that I am staying at the Gills. Without the supporters in, I feel it’s a club that I have not seen the best of yet. I know exactly what the fans can bring when they return to Priestfield. I’m really looking forward to seeing them here and having a proper debut, I’m so excited for that.

“I am desperate to hear the roar and get that energy which comes from the stands. When the opposition comes to Priestfield they know they are in for a tough test, not just from the team but also from the fans who get right behind us. I’m desperate to be part of it.

“In terms of the new contract, I’ve got a great relationship with the manager and Paul Raynor, I have done for a number of years now. I feel as though they trust me and I trust them. It was a conversation we had towards the end of the season and it was done within two days.

“Towards the back end of last season I had a good run of games and really enjoyed my time in the team. I felt I really started to show what I was capable of. I’m really looking forward to next season.”

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