The former Jamacian International, who saw service at the likes of Birmingham City, Sheffield United & York City, prior to arriving at the Northolme has certainly provided the Trinity faithful with some memorable moments, a montage of these will be on our social media channels, over the summer break. Hat-tricks away at Belper Town, and at home to Stalybridge Celtic. The performance away at Whitby, when the Blues' scored six, Clayton wasn't on the score sheet that night, but he gave the Whitby defence nightmares for a good few weeks after that performance!

The late winner away at Stafford, as the Blues came back from 3-0 down, to win 4-3. The audacious finish against the Nailers. Not to mention the 42 (+1) play-off season, at the age of 39, just underlining the model professional he is.

Blues' boss, Neal Bishop was quick to pay tribute to the departing Donaldson, "Clayts has been superb for us since he came in, he came to us as I’d known him for a number years after playing with him at York. It was always a gentleman’s agreement that I would never stand in his way, if he wanted to move at the end of season. He has gone somewhere that will give him opportunities after he finishes playing and he leaves with our very best wishes."

Donaldson posted on social media, a parting message, "Sadly my time @GainsTrinityFC has come to an end, it didn’t end with a promotion but was a positive season overall and one that I’ll always remember. Would like to thank the staff, players, fans and everyone connected for making my time enjoyable. Wish you all the best."

Good luck with the next chapter, Clayton. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. We'll certainly keep tabs on your adventure, as you'll always be part of the Trinity DNA.


Article by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)

Photo credit: Kate Simmonds (@KLS_MediaUK)