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Bostik League South club Cray Wanderers confirmed the signing of forward Charlie MacDonald in time for him to make a two-goal debut in the 402 win over VCD Athletic on Wednesday night.

Macdonald is a player with a wealth of experience in the Football League and in the higher reached of the non-League game and came to Cray from league rivals Greenwich Borough.

He came through the youth teams at Millwall and Charlton Athletic and played for Charlton’s first-team, making his debut against Nottingham Forest in January 2000.

He scored one goal for Charlton in eight appearances and after some loan spells at various clubs went into the non-League game with Margate in 2002.

He went on to play for Stevenage Borough and Crawley Town whilst they were still in non-League football and later Ebbsfleet United before returning to the Football League with Southend United and then achieved great success with Brentford securing promotion from League Two in 2008/09, scoring 40 goals in 111 appearances for the Bees.

He later went to MK Dons, Leyton Orient and Oldham Athletic.

In 2014/15 he returned to the non-League game with Barnet, becoming club captain as the side won promotion from the National League.

A year later he went to Boreham Wood and then a year after that in the summer of 2016 to Greenwich Borough, helping them settle in the Bostik League for the first time and scored 18 goals in thirty-three appearances.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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