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McDonald, who performed 103 occasions for the Darkish Blues between 2005 and 2008, has been affected by kidney illness and hasn’t performed for Fulham since July final 12 months.
Soccer took a back-seat as he ready for a transplant – and veteran midfielder Adam made the touching tribute in his post-match interview after Dundee relegated Kilmarnock with a second 2-1 win to take the two-legged play-off 4-2 on mixture.
Adam mentioned: “There might be loads of tears however I wish to thank my household and mates who’ve supported me – it’s been a good time, however I additionally wish to dedicate this promotion to Kevin McDonald, a former participant at Dundee who’s going to have a kidney transplant this week. I wish to dedicate that to him as a result of as footballers we undergo powerful occasions. Kev, in the event you’re watching, that’s for you pal.”
Early targets from Danny Mullen and Lee Ashcroft prolonged Dundee’s benefit from the primary leg and Kyle Lafferty’s second half penlaty couldn’t summon a comeback from the Ayrshire membership who slip right down to the second tier for the primary time since 1993.
Adam although fulfilled his pre-season mission to revive his hometown group again to the highest flight and in his post-match interview on Sky Sports activities he added: “It’s wonderful, wonderful. It’s what I attempted to return again and are available again for to get the membership again. It’s a membership I’ve supported since I used to be a younger boy and I’m simply delighted.
“It’s been powerful at occasions however a number of the stuff we performed over the season and over the 2 legs – I assumed tonight we had been glorious and we need to go up. We’ve been the second finest group within the Championship this 12 months.”
He added: “There’s a variety of enchancment on this group. There’s expertise on this group and it’ll be Premiership for one or two who’ve by no means tasted it. It’s a giant problem. It’s one thing I’m actually pleased with – to captain and take my boyhood membership again to the Premier League is what I got down to do and I’ve managed to do this.”
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