Former Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald hopes to restart his playing career after recovering from a kidney transplant earlier this summer.

The Scottish international, who left Craven Cottage in July after five years with the Whites, told BBC Radio Five Live this afternoon that he “will do whatever needs to be done to get back on the pitch”. The 32 year-old made 128 appearances for Fulham, featuring in two successful promotions from the Championship, and was an immensely popular member of the squad both with his fellow players and the club’s fans.

McDonald has resumed full training having come through a three-month recovery period and is waiting for an opportunity to resume his playing career.

“Whoever gives me the chance now I’ll obviously be grateful to them. I know that I’m going to do a bit of a trial, but it is what it is. To have the chance to play football again is more than enough for me, so whatever needs to be done I’ll do it to get back on the pitch.

“I need to get in amongst a training group and obviously still be careful and stuff because of my immune system etc, but I need to play these little games and normal training now to get to a level of fitness where I want to be.

“I’m at a good level of fitness now to go running and stuff but I need football fitness now. So we’ve got an appointment to get a kidney guard fitted at the hospital and from then on we’ll be looking to crack on with training and see where I am. And that will be the moment that tells me if I’m able to play football again or I need to go and look at something else.”