Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald successfully underwent a kidney transplant yesterday, the club have confirmed.

A short message on Fulham’s official Twitter account revealed that both McDonald and his brother, who was his donor for the transplant, ‘are both doing well as they begin their recovery from surgery’. The Scottish international thanked supporters for their messages of goodwill as he prepared for the operation.

McDonald has made 128 appearances in five years at Craven Cottage and has been part of two Championship-winning promotion sides with Fulham.