Xpro chief mourns loss of former team-mate
25 June 2012
Alan McDonald's death came "too soon" at age of just 48 says Xpro
The Chief Executive of Xpro, Geoff Scott today joined tributes to former team-mate Alan McDonald who died suddenly at the weekend at the age of just 48
Scott played alongsaide McDonald for a season at Chalrton Athletic in 1983 and was shocked to hear of his friend's tragic death after collapsing at a golf club in his beloved Northern Ireland on Saturday
The Xpro boss said: "Alan was a good friend and team mate of mine at Charlton and I am very, very sad to hear of his death
"He was a great guy and great company and it is a tragedy that he has died too soon - he is far too young at just 48.
"Alan had a great family and three great kids and my thoughts and all those of Xpro go out to them at this sad time"
"Big Mac" as McDonald was affectionately known, was born in Northern Ireland and made 52 appearances for his country, also enjoying a spell as assistant manager
But he will forever be remembered for his games in the hoops of Queen's Park Rangers for whom he made more than 400 appearances
After a loan at Charlton, alongside Scott ,he also played for Swindon Town before going into management with Glentoran and then as an assistant at QPR where fans were today starting a campaign to have a stand at Loftus Road named after him