Position : Midfield
Tony originally joined Runcorn Linnets with the 2016-17 season in its infancy.
After signing for Doncaster Rovers in January 2017, he rejoined the Linnets at the start of the 2017/18 season.
The teenager had come through the Youth Academy at West Lancashire club Skelmersdale United and was one of a couple of Under 18s team players gradually introduced to their first-team scene, initially travelling with the senior side on a regular basis, from early 2015, to gain experience and then earning himself a place in the squad.
He played in Skem's 5-1 rout of Conference outfit Southport in the Liverpool Senior Cup semi-final. Team-mates at Skelmersdale included striker Antony Hickey and fellow midfieldman Ronnie McCarthy, who he rejoined at The Millbank Linnets Stadium although McCarthy promptly moved on.
After appearing as a substitute, Tony's first start in his initial spell with the Linnets in the 3-3 draw at Cammell Laird 1907 on Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 and quickly showed skill, comfort and intelligence on the ball.
His playmaking qualities alerted Doncaster who signed him as a contract player.
Runcorn Linnets would like to thank Lynn Johnston who has kindly sponsored Tony Donaldson.