Winger Josh be­lieves he is find­ing his feet

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me a lot, giv­ing me some gym work to do, so hope­fully you’ll see a change in a year or two or maybe be­fore.”

No other player has made more sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ances for Hal­i­fax this sea­son than Macdon­ald’s 21, and the mid­fielder is now aim­ing to be­come a reg­u­lar starter.

“It’s been a roller­coaster re­ally. I’ve been in and out of the team but I just need to keep plug­ging away,” he said.

“Jim’s said I’ll get chances and he’s put me in twice now from the start.

“I think I’ve done OK but I’m not up to match fit­ness yet so hope­fully I can get a few more starts.

“It’s been frus­trat­ing but Jim’s al­ways said I’d get my chance and the lads have been win­ning so he couldn’t re­ally change a win­ning team.

“I think I’ve got a bit more con­sis­tent un­der Jim but hope­fully I can start last­ing a bit longer in games, get my match fit­ness up and start play­ing 90 min­utes.

“There’s only the un­der 21s if you’re not start­ing reg­u­larly to get your match fit­ness in but Jim’s not a big fan of that so I’ve just got to try and stay in the team here and work hard in train­ing.”

Macdon­ald be­lieves Har­vey and as­sis­tant man­ager Tommy Miller, who, like Macdon­ald, lives in the North East, have been im­por­tant in help­ing him im­prove his game.

“Jim likes me as a player and he’s mak­ing me bet­ter in train­ing,” Macdon­ald added.

“He’s been pa­tient with me and given me my chance so hope­fully I can re­pay him even­tu­ally.

“Just try­ing to get me stronger, get me on the ball more. They en­cour­age me to get on the ball as of­ten as I can.

“I travel down with Tommy and ob­vi­ously he’s played at a high level so he gives me some point­ers. I’ve got to take them on board.

“He tells me sto­ries from his ca­reer and gives me ad­vice. Hope­fully I can push on and have a good ca­reer like he did.”

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