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Clayton Donaldson

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Biography

Date of birth

07/02/1984

Height

186 cm

Signed

01/07/2018

Country

Jamaica

Bolton Wanderers were delighted to announce the signing of Clayton Donaldson on 28 June.

The striker, who is a full Jamaica international, started his foray into the game with his hometown club Bradford City as a youngster before earning his professional stripes with Hull City in 2002.

During his three years with the Tigers meanwhile, he enjoyed loan spells with Harrogate Town, Scarborough and Halifax Town before he made the permanent switch to York City in 2005.

And it was with the Minstermen that Donaldson truly introduced himself to English football, with him notching 42 times in 91 appearances – form that convinced Scottish outfit Hibernian to take him to Easter Road in the summer of 2007.

After a single season north of the border, the forward returned to England with Crewe Alexandra and impressed with the Railwaymen, finding the back of the net 49 times in three years.

The summer of 2011 then saw Donaldson move to the capital for the first time with Brentford and the Yorkshireman averaged just less than a goal every three games for the Bees, with his final campaign at Griffin Park seeing the club win promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

The striker then made the switch to Birmingham City four summers ago and in three years at St Andrew’s, he turned out for the Blues on 117 occasions in all competitions, scoring 34 goals.

Most recently however, the 34-year-old was on the books of Sheffield United during the 2017/18 campaign where he scored five goals as the Blades finished tenth in the Sky Bet Championship.

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