McDonald will be free to play for the current Channel Islands champions when Trinity receive a clearance letter from the flybe Combination.McDonald’s move has disappointed Scottish official Jimmy Young but it was likely that the club would not be appealing against the decision.Combination president Tim Darwin said: ‘Scottish, or any club, has no right of appeal.
The decision is made on the part of the player and only players concerned have the right to appeal to the Appeals Board of the JFA.’Club’s are only in attendance at transfer panels on invitation.’I have spoken to the panel who sat last night and I am happy that their decision is binding.
McDonald has met the criteria that he is not receiving football at an appropriate level therefore his transfer was granted.’Young said: ‘A goalkeeper is a specialised position and we don’t have one at the moment for the reserve team.
Even FIFA believe it is a specialist position because they are looking at opening their transfer window to allow Fabien Bartez to leave Manchester United.’We wanted Sean to stay until we found a replacement for him.
Jamie Brewster is registered first-team while Alan Singh has a hand injury.
All we wanted was a bit more time to find a replacement but we’ve been turned down.’Young said McDonald’s departure means they will have to play with an outfield player in goal and that is unfair to every team in the division.
Young also claims that McDonald told last night’s panel that he had received calls from other clubs for him to join them.Illegal’That I believe to be an illegal approach,’ said Young, adding: ‘I wonder what the Combination will do about that.
Maybe it means we can go out and see who other club’s have on their substitutes’ bench and then ask them to come and play for us!’In response to that Darwin said: ‘The Combination have not received an official complaint into this allegation.’McDonald lost his place to Brewster in Scottish’s first-team for the match against Jersey Wanderers on 30 September.
McDonald has not been seen at the club since and he put in a transfer request on 15 October.