MacDonald completes Leyton Orient move

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CHARLIE MacDonald has followed Jay O’Shea out the door at stadium:mk by joining Leyton Orient.

In a busy day for the club, MacDonald put pen to paper with Orient on Friday making him the second player to leave the club on a free transfer.

MacDonald spent 18 months at stadium:mk having joined from Brentford at the end of August 2011 as a replacement for Sam Baldock. His impact at the Dons was telling as he netted in his three opening games for the side before reaching a total of 11 in 45 appearances.

The Southwark-born forward featured in the Dons’ run to the FA Cup third round, when they were beaten in a replay against Queens Park Rangers, and in both legs of the play-off semi-final against Huddersfield Town.

The former-Charlton Athletic striker has netted twice this season for the Dons in 24 appearances. But his chances in the side have been limited since November when he was substituted at half time away at Crawley having missed three guilt-edged opportunities to get Dons back in the game.

With the loan signing of Patrick Bamford from Chelsea, and after the signing of Izale McLeod, MacDonald’s chances in the first team would be limited, and he agreed a move to Leyton Orient.