Skip to main content Skip to site footer


Angus MacDonald




Date of birth



184 cm





Angus MacDonald arrived at AESSEAL New York Stadium in the summer of 2020, becoming Paul Warne’s third signing ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, the defender put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal to keep him at the club until 2022.

The 27-year-old was snapped up following the expiration of his contract at Hull City, where he was a regular following the Sky Bet Championship restart. He racked up five appearances at the KCOM stadium after the resumption of the 2019/20 season.

MacDonald may well be known to Millers fans for his successful stint at South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley between 2016 and 2018, where his commanding displays at the heart of the Tykes’ defence earned him the captaincy in 2017 before making a money move to Hull City.

Now 27, the defender came through the youth ranks at Reading, but failed to break into the first team fold in Berkshire as he went on to enjoy loan spells with Torquay United and AFC Wimbledon, before joining then National League South outfit Salisbury City.

After a string of impressive performances for the Whites, he returned to Plainmoor to join Torquay in the National League. He went on to make 64 league appearances for the Gulls, with his impressive displays in Devon attracting interest from the upper echelons of the English football pyramid.

It was from there where he found his way back into the EFL with Barnsley, who bolstered their defensive ranks by signing him in 2016. Now he is back in South Yorkshire to provide Paul Warne with another solid option at the heart of his defence.  

In his debut season at AESSEAL New York Stadium, he nailed his place in the starting XI, predominantly in the left side of Paul Warne’s three-man defence in a newly deployed 3-5-2 system, finishing the campaign with 40 appearances to his name.

Angus put in arguably one of his best performances in a Rotherham United shirt during the team’s 2-1 win at Hillsborough, where he marshalled the back-line impeccably in a makeshift Millers defence.