FORMER R’s front-man Bradley Allen has hailed the impact Alan McDonald had on his career as a professional footballer.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk at the Macca memorial match in Belfast on Monday night, Allen spoke of his admiration for the former QPR defender, who tragically passed away earlier this summer, at the age of 48.
“Macca was one in a million, he really was,” said Allen.
“He was a great character with a wicked sense of humour and someone people loved to be around.
“His loss is a huge one for everyone and he was on our minds throughout the night and always will be.”
He added: “Macca understood what it meant to play for a club like Queens Park Rangers.
“Having come through the system, he was fully aware of what the club stood for and the supporters related to that.
“He was someone we all looked up to.”
A QPR XI ran out 3-2 winners against their Northern Ireland counterparts at Crusaders FC and Allen added: “It was a brilliant night.
“It was such a good turn-out from both the players and the supporters and everyone really enjoyed it.
“I sincerely hope there are plans for another game like this in the future to support the Big Mac charity.
“I think a few of boys probably hadn’t seen each other for 15 years or so, so it was really special to catch up and go over some of the stories we remember from our time with Macca.”