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Barrow Bring In Rams Youngster On Loan

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Vanarama National League club Barrow AFC have confirmed the signing of Calum Macdonald on loan from SkyBet Championship side Derby County.

The young defender joins the Bluebirds until the 1st February 2018 and is eligible to play in the Buildbase FA Trophy.

He was Derby’s under-23`s player of the year for the 2016/17 season and his first-year as a professional could not have gone much better.

He was a regular standout player, either at left back or centre-back, making wtenty-one appearances in Premier League 2 Division 1.

His form also earned international recognition as he was called up to the Scotland under-21s squad, whilst he was also named amongst the substitutes for Derby’s senior team in their final home game of the 2016/17 season against Wolves.

What’s more impressive is that all of that came within a year of Macdonald earning his first professional contract in May 2016 after helping Derby County’s then under-21s squad to the Division 2 title.

The full-back made his full debut for the squad in February 2016 in a 2-1 win at Wolves and was a near mainstay for the rest of the season as the Rams went on to be promoted.

Having combined that with a number of impressive appearances for the under-18 squad, the 2015/16 season proved to be hugely successful for the defender.

Macdonald goes into the squad for Barrow`s trip to FC Halifax Town tomorrow.

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