Former Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald has revealed he was on Derby County’s radar over the summer.
The Scotsman was ‘potentially’ going to join the Rams before picking up an injury.
McDonald, 33, spent time with Dundee United in the last campaign and played 11 times for the Scottish Premiership side.
He returned to Craven Cottage over the weekend as Fulham lost 4-1 at home to Newcastle United and has been inducted into the Forever Fulham Hall of Fame.
McDonald has outlined his immediate plans for the future, as per the club’s official website:
“I picked up a little injury when I was away to potentially sign with Derby. I’ve (since) been in with the 23s (at Fulham) and I’m going to do some coaching as well.
“The club again have been unbelievable with me and it’s nice to be back as well.”
The former Burnley, Sheffield United and Wolves man was a real favourite at Fulham during his playing stint there and they swooped to sign him back in 2016.
He went on to make 128 appearances in all competitions for the London outfit and chipped in with six goals. McDonald helped the Cottagers gain promotion to the Premier League twice.
Time will tell what he does next but for now his ex-club are helping him train and could now provide him with a pathway into the coaching world too.