New Grantham Town striker is ‘Massiah’

Massiah McDonald
Massiah McDonald
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Grantham Town joint managers Gary Sucharewycz and Ian Robinson have pulled off something of a coup in signing one of the league’s trickiest strikers, after he was released by Matlock Town.

Massiah McDonald scored against the Gingerbreads last season, a season in which he bagged 18 goals as Matlock’s top marksman.

Sucharewycz said: “We felt we needed to get more goals into the forward line. Massiah certainly fits that mould. Every time he has played against me as a manager, he has got on the scoresheet.

“He has had a couple of sniffs from other clubs in the league and at higher level. But he saw what we are about as a team from last season, he knows a couple of the lads, and thinks he can fit in well with what we have at Grantham and what we want to do.”

Last season saw McDonald released by Worksop to join Matlock after a loan spell.This time, he has been released as part of financial measures at Causeway Lane, with Matlock chief executive Keith Brown stating the decision to release him was down to maintaining the Derbyshire club’s financial stability.

Stability is something that Sucharewycz said the player is looking for.

He said: “He is a young lad, and has ambitions to play at a higher level.

“He wants to settle at a club and prove himself again at this level and can see himself doing well with the players we already have lined up for next season.

“This signing, along with Greg Smith, Jamie McGhee and Karl Demidh, gives us great options for goalscoring next season.”