GIANT defender Clayton McDonald has rejoined Redditch United after leaving Worcester City.

The 27-year-old centre-back had a previous spell at the Valley Stadium two seasons ago before moving on to Worcester.

Now he is ready to make his return thanks to a deal that will see Redditch’s supporters pay his wages and he admits that was one of the reasons why linking up with the Reds was so attractive.

“I played at Redditch a season-and-a-half ago under Liam (McDonald) and I really enjoyed my time there,” McDonald admitted.

“I spoke to Daz (new manager Darren Byfield) and he’s full of ambition for what he can do at the club. That excitement rubbed off on me. His enthusiasm is infectious.

“But the key thing was what the supporters are doing — that was a major factor in me signing for Redditch.

“It’s a special thing. I loved my time when I was here before and for the fans to do what they’re doing for me just makes you feel wanted that much more. I just can’t wait to get out there on the pitch and play for them.”

McDonald worked his way through the youth system at Manchester City and went on to play more than 100 league games for clubs including Walsall, Port Vale and Tranmere.