Rotherham United Announce Double Transfer Swoop

Rotherham United has completed a double signing, acquiring Alex MacDonald after his Stevenage contract expired and goalkeeper Cameron Dawson following the end of his contract with Sheffield Wednesday.

This brings the total number of new signings under Steve Evans to ten, as the team continues to rebuild after last season’s relegation. MacDonald and Dawson join recent additions Joe Rafferty, Sean Raggett, and Liam Kelly in bolstering the squad.

Steve Evans, the manager of Rotherham United, expressed his enthusiasm for the signing of Alex MacDonald, stating:

“Macca is a fantastic addition to our team, and his arrival is a crucial piece of the puzzle that will ultimately form a cohesive and successful unit.”

Evans highlighted MacDonald’s wealth of experience, his ability to contribute both on and off the field, and his unique ability to foster harmony in the dressing room, which he believes will be invaluable to the team’s dynamics.

Manager Steve Evans also shared his thoughts on the signing of goalkeeper Cameron Dawson, expressing his delight at securing the young player’s signature.

He praised Dawson’s impressive performances for Sheffield Wednesday, stating that he has witnessed the goalkeeper deliver “magnificent displays” on multiple occasions, showcasing his talent and potential.

“He had options to stay at Hillsborough and others elsewhere in the Championship and a multitude of options in League One, so to get him to AESSEAL New York Stadium is a great acquisition.

“Cam comes in to add real competition with Dillon Phillips in the goalkeeping department where I believe we’re looking really strong now.”

“He will have a part to play on the pitch when it is right to do so and I know he will be a major asset to the club in the season ahead.”

Who Are the New Signings?

Alex MacDonald, a 34-year-old midfielder, has reunited with manager Steve Evans at Rotherham United, marking their fourth collaboration at different clubs, including Mansfield, Gillingham, and Stevenage.

MacDonald’s career began at Burnley’s academy, where he made 11 appearances before moving on to gain extensive experience in League Two (312 games) and League One (92 games).

His most notable goal-scoring spell was at Oxford United, where he scored 12 goals and provided 16 assists in 97 games. Additionally, MacDonald has represented Scotland at the U19 and U21 levels, showcasing his talent and versatility as a player.

Cameron Dawson, a 28-year-old goalkeeper, has had a journeyman’s career, starting as a product of Sheffield Wednesday’s academy. He has had various loan spells, including stints at Plymouth Argyle, Alfreton Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Chesterfield, and Exeter City, gaining valuable experience. Despite not making an appearance for Plymouth Argyle, he went on to accumulate a total of 128 games for Sheffield Wednesday, showcasing his growth and development as a goalkeeper.

Cameron Dawson’s experience and contributions are notable, particularly in the Championship, where he has made 83 appearances.

He also has 22 League One appearances, including 22 games in the second half of Sheffield Wednesday’s promotion season, where they staged a remarkable comeback against Peterborough United. Additionally, he played a significant role in the team’s improved form under Danny Rohl, with 5 wins and 1 draw in 10 games, showcasing his reliability and expertise in goal.


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