Hearts cruised to victory in their second League Cup group stage match. One of the big positives Hearts will take from the game is the performance of Anthony McDonald.
The young midfielder started against Cowdenbeath at Central Park as the Jambos went on to win 2-0. He scored the winning goal against the Blue Brazil, his first competitive strike for the club.
Some Hearts fans were delighted for him.
Was a class goal. McDonald has been excellent 👌🏽
— Donna 🙋🏻 (@DeeMack80) July 16, 2019
— Fabio Marra 🇮🇹🏴 (@theitalianjambo) July 16, 2019
— Lynn Aoki (@Jambolynn9) July 16, 2019
👏🏻👏🏻 well done @anthonymcdd 🐜
— Anwar Thabet 🏳️🌈 (@anwarthabet) July 16, 2019
Anthony McDonald starting the season on form. Hope he keeps this up. I’d like to see him get his chance this season #HMFC
— Craig McGill (@MrCraigMcGill) July 16, 2019
Could Anthony McDonald be the answer to our 20 goals a season striker problem?
— Neil Cockburn (@neiljcockburn) July 16, 2019
McDonald can be a big player for Hearts this term
A loan move to Inverness last season has really helped McDonald. That exposure to regular first team minutes in the Championship has allowed him to pick up some form and hit the ground running at Hearts this term.
Against the Blue Brazil he was fantastic. His goal was well taken after a decent team move from Craig Levein’s side. McDonald nearly had a second late on with a lovely chip, but the Cowdenbeath goalkeeper somehow kept it out.
The Jambos youngster kept things moving at Central Park. Hearts really should have coasted it by four or five, but McDonald personally can be pleased with his performance. His passing was excellent and he posed a threat breaking forward from midfield.
He has to play a big part for Hearts this season. His recent displays show he has got the ability to succeed at Premiership level now.
All he needs is a platform to prove it.