Frontman to force his way into Osiecks thoughts
The striker believes a move to the New Den could enhance his Socceroos prospects.
McDonald scored scored 37 times for Middlesbrough in just over 100 games, throughout his career the Melbourne born hit-man has averaged a goal every 3 games.
After being told to leave the Riverside the 27-year-old is relishing the chance to play at Millwall and believes regular football could be the key to a call up to Holger Osieck’s side.
Speaking to The Wharf he said: “I’m looking forward to this,It’s a good challenge. It’s somewhere I feel more wanted and this is a team that might suit my style of play a bit more.
“When I spoke to the manager there was nothing but positive things. What he thought of me as a player and what he can do to help me succeed this season.
He admits his main focus for this campaign is a place in the Socceroos squad: “I’m trying to press for a World Cup place so I need to have a good season to get noticed and get selected.
“I missed out at the last minute last time. I played every qualifier and then the manager decided not to take me which hurt quite a lot. So I really want to make the squad this time, which would be ironic because I haven’t played a minute of these qualifiers.
While his goal scoring record at club level is formidable, the striker has yet to score for his national side in 26 appearances and will need to break his deadlock sooner rather than later.