Former York City ‘Clubman of the Year’ Clayton Donaldson has been released by Championship outfit Sheffield United.
The 34-year-old striker received the prestigious ‘Billy Fenton Trophy’ in May 2006, at the end of a very successful first season with the club in which he netted eighteen times.
Donaldson eventually totalled 93 appearances and scored 44 goals during a couple of years with the Minstermen, until Scottish Premiership club Hibernian took advantage of a different age ruling north of the border and lured him to Easter Road on a free transfer.
He included successful later spells with Crewe Alexandra, Brentford and Birmingham City, before joining the Blades for an undisclosed ‘nominal’ fee in August 2017.
While at Bramall Lane, Donaldson, who also netted twice in ten games at international level for Jamaica, completed 29 appearances and supplied a handful of goals.
His early career had actually begun at Hull City, and featured loan spells with Harrogate Town, Scarborough and Halifax Town, before the Bradford-born hit-man first began making his name as a renowned goalscorer at Bootham Crescent.